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Baltimore County Police extend their increased presence at Towson High after email threat last week

Baltimore County Police will continue their increased presence at Towson High School this week after an email threat was sent to staff Wednesday, according to a news release.

Although investigators determined that the threats in the email were unsubstantiated, police will be at the school out of an abundance of caution.

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The school will open as scheduled.

The Towson High School Parent Teacher Student Association will discuss the threats at 6 p.m. Wednesday, co-president Maureen Zingo said in an email. Baltimore County Public Schools leaders, police and Towson administrators will join the special meeting held at the school.

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Several members of the staff and the Towson Sports Boosters received an email that alleged “explosives have been placed” in the school building, Principal Charlene DiMino said in a post to parents Wednesday.

“Our counseling staff will also be available to speak with students who may need additional support processing the events that have occurred over the last week,” she said.

This is the second time the school has received a threat within a month. A person or entity outside the United States sent a shooting threat to the students and staff Nov. 17, resulting in increased police presence at the school for several days.

Officials urge county residents to report any suspicious activity to authorities.

This story might be updated.


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