On January 21, 2016 at approximately 11:24 p.m., the Anne Arundel County Police Department was notified of a Twitter post to “@AACountySchools” referencing a bomb threat at “CMS” or Crofton Middle School. The police department, in conjunction with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, was able to quickly identify the juvenile suspect and learned that the suspect was a student in Anne Arundel County.
Officers responded to an address in Crownsville and made contact with the juvenile and parents. The juvenile was cooperative and stated that there was no intent to harm anyone. The juvenile explained that along with two other friends, they planned to post the threats in an attempt to have school canceled for the day.
Officers were able to identify two other juveniles that also were involved with the planning and posting of threats to the school. They were also located, interviewed with their parents, and charged.
All three juveniles were charged on juvenile citations with (1) False Statement-Destructive device, (2) School-Disruption Operation, and (3) Threats of Mass Violence.