FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — Frederick Police along with Frederick County Schools are investigating the threat of a shooting at Monocacy Middle School.

Officials said the threat originated from a posting made on social media. According to authorities, the original threat indicated a plan to shoot students at the school. The families of specific targets were notified.

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Frederick Police said they have identified a primary suspect and charges are pending.

In a statement relased by FPD:

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FPD and FCPS want to reassure the community that the agencies no longer believe there is an active threat against the school, but will have increased presence at the school in the coming days. 

CBS Baltimore Staff