February 26, 2024
Annapolis, US 37 F

Queen Anne’s Schools Locked Down After False Threat

Breaking NewsAll students are safe and police report no incidents during a lockdown of schools this afternoon in Queen Anne’s County.

State troopers, Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies and officers from the Centreville Police Department responded to a call for assistance this afternoon from the Queen Anne’s County Board of Education. School officials reported that shortly before 1:00 p.m. today, the Board of Education received a call in which the caller repeatedly said “lock it down.” Based on what had occurred just hours earlier in Connecticut, school officials locked down all Queen Anne County schools and requested police respond to each school.

A combined law enforcement response occurred and police were assigned to each county school. They worked in coordination with school security staff and according to emergency response procedures already in place.

Other than the call, no additional incidents were reported during the afternoon. School officials told police they would lift the lockdown as students ended the school day. Police remained on the scene as students left each school.

Police are taking this call very seriously. Criminal investigators from the State Police Centreville Barrack are conducting an investigation in an attempt to identify the caller. Anyone with information about who made this call is urged to contact State Police at the Centreville Barrack at 410-758-1101. Callers may remain anonymous.

Questions regarding Queen Anne’s County schools should be directed to the county Board of Education.

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