CLARKSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Police in Howard County are investigating a threat made on the social media app TikTok against the school superintendent.

Police officials said they have determined the threat was made as a “joke” by a River Hill High student.

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Charges are possible in the case.

The post was made on TikTok several weeks ago and since has been deleted.

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Officials said the threat was related to a controversial redistricting plan in the school system, about which a public hearing is being held Tuesday night at the school headquarters.

Police are scheduled to attend, as they normally would when large crowds are expected.

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Rachel Menitoff