BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Anne Arundel County Police say there will be an increased police presence at some schools this morning due to an called in threat.
In a statement, the department says they were made aware of a phone message that made threats against Broadneck High School, and that those threats are now being investigated.READ MORE: Fewer Blue Crabs In The Chesapeake Bay "Continue A Worrying Trend"
The department posted the message on Facebook, saying in part,”please talk with your children about the seriousness of these types of comments/threatening messages. They are not funny and are disrespectful to the victims of mass violence, disrespectful to our community, and disrespectful to our schools.”
Officers say any individual found in connection with the threat will be arrested and prosecuted.READ MORE: ‘We Don’t Have To Accept This’ Calls For Action After Texas School Massacre As Shootings Rise In Baltimore, Nationwide
There have been a growing number of threats made toward Maryland schools since the Valentine’s day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
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