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Northwest Student Charged with Disrupting School Activities

For Immediate Release: Friday, February 16, 2018

Today (February 16) at approximately 3 a.m., officers from the 5th District were notified of a social media post regarding guns at Northwest High School, located at 13501 Richter Farm Road in Germantown.  The social media post further advised students not to go to school today.  Montgomery County Police (MCP) investigators, in coordination with administrative staff from Northwest High School, identified the suspect responsible for this social media post as a 15-year-old male student who attends Northwest High School.

This afternoon, that 15-year-old male was charged as a juvenile with offenses relating to disrupting school operations.  After being charged, the juvenile was returned to the care and custody of his parents.  This case has been referred to the Department of Juvenile Services for adjudication.

MCP encourages parents to have a conversation with their children about responsible social media posts. Parents are reminded to monitor their child’s social media accounts and encourage them to not to re-post or share rumors or threats.  Instead of sharing the posts, they should contact an adult.  Remember, if you see something, say something.


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Release ID: 18-066
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: press-releases