BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are investigating a possible social media threat made about Aberdeen High School.
The Aberdeen Police Department reports they are “aware” of a social media post that makes reference to a possible threat made to the school.
A Harford County Public Schools official says there was a threat written on a stall door in a girl’s bathroom. Once it was discovered, the school immediately alerted authorities.
“It’s pretty scary, she’ll probably stay home, I don’t want to take no chances and I’m sure a lot of other parents would probably feel the same way,” parent Jeffrey Shoff said. “You can never be too careful, even if you think it’s a hoax, that’s the chance you have to take.”
A school official says “there is no reason to believe this is a credible threat,” but as a precaution, there will be an increased police presence at the school Wednesday.
The school resource officer is working with school officials to investigate further.
The school system released the following statement:
“We take all reports of threats seriously and will continue to remain vigilant. The safety of our students and staff is our utmost priority. Under no circumstances will HCPS tolerate anyone creating a climate of fear for our students, families, and staff.”