When asked if the girl has been released to the custody of her parents or guardians or is being detained, Sherry Llewellyn, a police spokeswoman, responded “this info is not available because she is charged as a juvenile.”
The school system declined to provide the girl’s grade.
Schools spokesman Brian Bassett said principals from the schools named in the post sent emails to parents but would not name the schools.
“Howard County police takes threats against schools and other public institutions very seriously,” the police department said in a statement. “All students should be reminded of the serious nature of these types of threats, which are not considered ‘jokes’ and will result in criminal charges.”