What to Know
- A school resource police officer on Monday received information about a potential threat toward a teacher at Patriot Ridge High School.
- Police said the students’ threat wasn’t credible.
- The two spoke violently about the unidentified teacher and posted a picture of a BB gun, police said.
Two high school students in Northern Virginia face criminal charges after they allegedly threatened a teacher at their school via Snapchat and posted a photo of a BB gun.
A 16-year-old boy from Bristow and 14-year-old boy from Gainesville are accused of suggesting violence against a teacher at Patriot High School in Gainesville, Prince William County police said Tuesday.
Police said the students’ threat wasn’t credible.
A school resource police officer received information on Monday about a potential threat toward a teacher, police said. The two spoke about the teacher and posted a picture of a BB gun, police said.
The students were charged with making threats of serious bodily injury on school property. They were released to their families.
The alleged threat came about two weeks after a gunman opened fire and killed 17 students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.