2 Md. students charged for false school threat
HARTFORD CO., Md. – Two Maryland high school students are facing charges for writing a threatening message on a desk in an attempt to disrupt school operations, officials say.
The two 18-year-old Edgewood High School students circulated the threatening message to other students at the school visually and digitally.
A Hartford County School Resource Officer investigated the incident on Wednesday and found two female students to be responsible for writing and distributing the message.
The sheriff’s office identified Alexis Robinson and Shyanne Evans, both of Abingdon, Maryland, responsible for the message but determined neither student had the intent of carrying out the threat. Authorities believe the students used the false threat as an attempt to get school cancelled.
Both students were charged with threat of mass violence and disturbing school operations, officials say.