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.

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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.”

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Officers say any individual found in connection with the threat will be arrested and prosecuted.

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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