Breaking news: Threats of violence continue to impact BCPS. The latest incident involves Kenwood Senior HS.
The Baltimore Post received information from concerned parents regarding a potential threat at the school. This threat was similar to the recent one involving Lansdowne HS.
As you can see by the following quote, these are not isolated incidences:
Those schools include Sparrows Point HS, Patapsco HS, and General John Stricker Middle School. According to parents, both Baltimore County Police Department and BCPS are investigating these potential threats.
The Baltimore Post immediately contacted the media relations unit of the Baltimore County Police Department. The spokesperson confirmed the threat but stated it was a recirculated incident that stemmed from an earlier social media posting. The spokesperson also stated that there was no lockdown at Kenwood Senior HS, and they are actively investigating the incident.
The spokesperson also indicated that additional police units were patrolling the high school.
Additionally, there appeared to be some confusion regarding a BCPS announcement stating that a suspect was in custody, according to sources familiar with the situation. Also, our sources said that announcement by BCPS was rescinded as a result of the ongoing and fluid investigation.
These incidences involving threats of school violence are not isolated and are occurring throughout the country as this article indicates.
Just before publishing this particular incident involving Kenwood HS, the Post received information from a caller from Pennsylvania seeking to publish a press release. During the brief conversation the topic of school violence came up and they also stated that they were having similar issues in their area regarding these types of threats.
The Baltimore Post is seeking information from The Baltimore County PD regarding the total number of threats that have impacted the entire BCPS system.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.