Student Charged With Making Bomb Threat At Oakdale High

Oakdale High School

He’s being charged as a juvenile.

Frederick, Md. (KM) – An Oakdale High student has been charged with making a bomb threat at his school. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says the boy is charged as a juvenile with threats of mass violence and disruption of school activities. His identity is not being released because he’s a minor.

Just before 7:30 on Thursday morning, deputies responded to Oakdale High School which had received notification of a threat of violence. Throughout the building, cell phone users reported receiving several images with text alluding to a bomb threat via the Apple AirfDrop feature.

The school was put on a “hold” status while deputies and school administrators conducted an investigation. That means students and staff are to remain in place until released by law enforcement authorities. The investigation determined the threat was not credible, and normal activities resumed.

Throughout the day, the Sheriff’s Office says it’s school resource officers conducted interviews and were able to identify the youth who is suspected of making these threats.

“This behavior is never acceptable. It doesn’t matter if it is the first or last day of school,” says Sergeant Kevin Britt, a Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Sergeant, in a statement. “The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office will not tolerate these threats of mass violence in or directed at our schools and children. We will continue to treat any threat seriously and criminally charge those responsive when appropriate.”

By Kevin McManus