The threat, which apparently originated on Snapchat, said students should be prepared to be shot down 10 minutes after the bell, and, using racist language, specified that the shooter would be targeting African-American students.
Baltimore County Police has seen a spike in calls reporting weapons at schools, school threats and weapons on students since the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. And they're not the only jurisdiction.
Anne Arundel County police posted about several social media threats against school that were posted over the weekend, asking parents to remind their children that making threatening posts is not a joke.
A Snapchat threat was also made against Havre de Grace High School, the principal wrote on Twitter Monday morning. Police are investigating the message, which contained “threatening language” toward the school community.
In Howard County, Marriotts Ridge High School principal Tammy Goldeisen sent out a community alert Monday regarding a concerning social media post. She said rumors circulating about a student threatening to “shoot up” the school were unsubstantiated.