September 18, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Jawando Receives Threatening Comment on Social Media

Less than a month after reporting a racist, threatening comment on Instagram, Councilmember Will Jawando received another threat on social media. Jawando was going to participate in a virtual town hall Thursday night about alternatives to having police in school, he told MyMCMedia. The user made the threatening comment on a post promoting the virtual […]

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February 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Kennedy High Student Arrested for Threats to School

Montgomery County Police Department arrested a juvenile male student at Kennedy High School in Wheaton for making threats to the school community. On Thursday at 2:10 p.m., police received a 911 call from an unknown person who claimed there was an active shooting situation occurring at Kennedy High. Capt. Tom Jordan told MyMCMedia that police […]

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February 14, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Police: School Safety Starts with Vigilance at Home

The key to keeping schools and students safe and out of trouble is keeping an eye on their online and real-life behavior, according to the Montgomery County Department of Police Public Information Officer Captain Thomas Jordan.  Montgomery County Public Schools are “committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for students and staff,” according […]

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February 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Respond to Nonviable Threats at Wheaton, Thomas Edison High Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) sent an email to parents and guardians this afternoon about threats made at Wheaton High School and the Thomas Edison High School of Technology.  At around 11:05 a.m on Thursday, a man walked into the front office of Wheaton and said something that implied he had a weapon. The man […]

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February 10, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Montgomery County Police Condemn Threats Against Schools

The Montgomery County Police Department released a statement on Monday condemning threats of violence against schools.  According to the press release, Montgomery County Public Schools have received several threats since the beginning of the school year. Some of the threats received were direct, while others only suggested violence. Many of these threats were made on […]

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February 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Police Investigate Threat Against Gaithersburg High

Police responded to a threat aimed at Gaithersburg High School on Tuesday, the latest in a string of threats aimed at Montgomery County Public Schools since a shooting at Florida high school last week. “It looks like rumor more than anything else,” said Officer Dan Lane of the Gaithersburg Police Department. He said Gaithersburg police […]

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February 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Police Say 15-Year-Old Posted Threat Against Northwest High

A 15-year-old Northwest High School student has been identified as the person who made an online threat aimed at the Germantown school, a police spokesman said Friday morning. Because the 15-year-old is a juvenile, the student was not identified, said Capt. Paul Starks of Montgomery County police. The threat, which was shared with police by […]

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May 25, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Aviation Threat Called into Maryland State Police

Maryland State Police say they received an anonymous call threatening commercial aviation early Monday morning. Troopers say the call was received at the Maryland State Police McHenry Barrack in Garrett County at 6:30 a.m. today. According to a Maryland State Police news release, the caller made a bomb threat involving commercial aviation. Troopers said they […]

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December 22, 2014 | Krista Brick

Gaithersburg Man Surrenders After Three-Hour Barricade Situation

UPDATED: A barricade situation ended peacefully when a Gaithersburg man surrendered after a three-hour standoff with police. Montgomery County Police report that a 53-year-old Jeffrey Allan Flaherty finally surrendered to police after initial reports he threatened a woman and her family and then barricaded himself in his home off Maryland Avenue. Police worked from about 7:15 p.m. […]

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May 5, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Northwest High Placed on Lockdown After Threats

Northwest High School in Germantown was placed on lockdown this morning following “threats of violence” made in a phone call, according to Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Angela Cruz. The call came in at 10:05 a.m. this morning (May 5) and students were immediately placed on lockdown, Cruz said. After police swept the school and deemed […]

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