Montgomery County Public Schools

Racist Social Media Posts That Threatened School Shooting Aren't Credible, Police Say

Police determined validity of threats is low level

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Social media threats against schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, came from a former student and were not credible, police said Friday morning.

The former Montgomery County Public Schools student no longer lives in the United States, police added.

The social media posts had threatened a school shooting Friday, according to Montgomery County Public Schools. The messages were similar in style and content. They contained racial and hateful comments.

Police and MCPS officials said they will continue to monitor social media. They said anyone who sees a threat should not share it but report it to police.

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