Frederick County Sherrif's Department responds to potential school threats
In light of recent national events and the heightened concern for school safety, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is notifying citizens about rumors circulating on students’ social media sites about threats to several Frederick County Schools. Throughout the day the Sheriff’s Office has been working with school administrators to thoroughly follow up and investigate the rumors, and at this time, there is no evidence to substantiate these concerns. On WFMD's Mid Maryland Live Show Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said, "I want to assure the public that we are doing everything we can to work closely with the school system, and to make sure that schools are safe for Frederick County students. Over the past week, we have increased our presence in and around schools and will continue to be vigilant in investigating any credible threats."
The Sheriff’s Office will continue to monitor the rumors and follow up on every lead. Citizens can do their part by being alert in their communities, reporting suspicious activity or threats to their local law enforcement agency and monitoring their children’s use of social media.