BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The Prince George’s County Police Department Homeland Security Division detectives arrested a suspect in connection with a threat of mass violence to High Point High School in Beltsville.

The suspect is 20-year-old Alejandro Avelar of the 2200 block of Tecumseh Street in Adelphi.

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The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect used his Twitter account to threaten to bring guns and explosives to High Point High School Tuesday.

Avelar, an alumnus of High Point High School, has been charged with threat of mass violence and other related charges. During the investigation, detectives have been able to verify that Avelar does not have access to firearms or explosives.

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Detectives ask that anyone who sees threats of violence on social media to please call police immediately instead of forwarding that post.


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Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.