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Student Charged with Bomb Threat at Montgomery Blair High School

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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A Montgomery County Police School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to Montgomery Blair High School has charged a student who attends that school with making a false statement regarding a destructive device.

On Tuesday, September 20 at approximately 12:14 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call from a person identifying themselves as a Montgomery Blair school security officer.  The caller stated to ECC personnel that a student told them that there was a bomb in Montgomery Blair High School located at 51 University Boulevard East in Silver Spring.

3rd District officers responded to the school.  Based on the nature of the threat, administrative staff from the school made the determination to evacuate the students from the building.  Police canines were called to assist in searching the building for possible explosive devices.  At approximately 1:48 p.m., the school was determined to be safe and the students re-entered the building.

The Montgomery Blair SRO began investigating the bomb threat and during the investigation, a student made admissions regarding making the call to police reporting the threat.  The SRO charged the student as a juvenile with one count of making a false statement concerning a destructive device, one count of making a threat to explode a destructive device, and one count of threats of bodily harm; disturbing classes and activities.  The student’s parents will retain care and custody of their child.

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Release ID: 16-250
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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