School resource unit responds to online threat
STEVENSVILLE — A threat was reported Friday afternoon, Feb. 5, to the School Resource Officer Unit regarding a possible school threat. According to Queen Anne’s Sheriff Public Information Officer Jessica Milligan, the unit received information that a Kent Island High School virtual class had unknown subjects join the virtual classroom platform and become disruptive. One of the suspects used inappropriate language and made a comment that was unsettling to the class and administrators.
The deputy made contact with KIHS Principal John Schrecongost, who confirmed that on that date there were three separate virtual classrooms that were interrupted by three unknown subjects. The virtual class platform was accessed by a cell phone and it is unclear who the suspects are at this time. In one of the classrooms, one of the suspects made, what appeared to be, a threatening statement to include the use of firearms.
Superintendent of schools, Dr.
Andrea Kane also confirmed the investigation into the incident by the sheriff’s office.
“Our School Resource Officers and Deputies take situations that occur in our schools very seriously,” Sheriff Gary Hofmann said. “Our number one goal is to ensure a safe, secure, and safe learning environment in both our public and private schools. We will do everything we can to ensure that any person who disrupts school activity will be held accountable for their actions. We support our students and their families and want to maintain a great safe learning environment cultivated by our community and our leaders.”
Milligan said as of Wednesday, Feb. 10, the investigation is ongoing and the department could not confirm or deny if the disruptive subjects were students. This is an ongoing investigation with no known confirmed threat to any Queen Anne’s County Public School at this time, she said. The sheriff’s office is asking if anyone has information regarding this case, to contact Sgt. Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-7580770 ext. 1273.
Information will be released as new details are obtained.