A 13-year-old girl has been charged with threatening a mass shooting at Takoma Park Middle School, Takoma Park police said Tuesday.
Police said in a press release that officers responded to the school on Piney Branch Road just after 10 a.m. July 6 due to a report of a phone call threatening a school shooting. The school, which was holding a summer school session, was put on lockdown until officers determined the building was safe.
The 13-year-old was charged with making threats of mass violence and is currently in her parents’ custody, according to police.
The girl is a student at the school, according to police spokeswoman Cathy Plevy. She has been charged as a juvenile.
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