Two High School Age Youths Linked To Towson High School Threats
TOWSON - Baltimore County Police have identified two juveniles they say are responsible for the strings of threats made against Towson High School since Thanksgiving.
The school has received at least three messages over the past few weeks indicating people would go to the school with guns and explosives.
Baltimore County Police Chief Dennis Delp released a statement before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday saying that no students, faculty, or staff were in danger during the investigation.
"Although investigations aren't always visible, they are always operating in the background, and Baltimore County police are always ensuring the safety of the students at all times in our schools," Delp said.
According to Delp, detectives identified and charged a Maryland juvenile for making multiple threats against the school.
Police have also identified another juvenile in North Carolina who is believed to be connected to the investigation. Detectives are working to identify the connection between the two youths.
Delp said that the suspects, who are high school age, tried to implicate a third juvenile who was not involved with the threats. "That third individual was determined not to be involved at all," Delp said.
Earlier reports indicated that the threats were coming from out of the country. Police have clarified that they believe the students were using software to hide their location.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski released a statement thanking the police department for their work.
"I'm extremely proud of work done by the Baltimore County Police Department in making these charges and in getting to the bottom of the concerning situation at Towson High School. Any threat of violence is reprehensible, especially when targeted at a school community. Baltimore County will not tolerate these threats and has demonstrated that we will do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of our children and educators."
Because the investigation involved juvenile suspects, no further details were immediately released.