Northwest High Enters Lockdown After Threat Monday Morning

Police said students and staff are safe. It's the second threat in less than a week at Northwest.

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Northwest High School

Update – 12:25 p.m. – Northwest High School was placed under lockdown Monday morning after receiving a second threat in less than a week. The lockdown has since been lifted.

The Montgomery County Public School System tweeted at 10:52 a.m. Monday that police “received a call indicating threats against Northwest HS.” The school system said it would lockdown the school while police investigate.

The school system added via Twitter that “All students and staff are safe” at the Germantown school as police work to resolve the issue. A police spokesperson declined to immediately release additional details on the nature of the threat Monday morning.

"There was a threat against the school," said Dana Tofig. "Police asked that we go in lockdown, so we did."

The school was locked down for approximately an hour, starting shortly after 10 a.m., according to Tofig.

The school was evacuated on Tuesday, April 29, after someone called in an anonymous bomb and shooting threat involving Northwest as well as Northwood High School in Silver Spring. In that case, the threats were cleared and students resumed the school day.


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