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A few threats received against Baltimore-area schools

Police in the Baltimore area say they have received reports of a few threats of violence against schools, especially on social media, the Baltimore Sun reports.


Havre de Grace H.S. (Google street view)

On Monday morning, for example, a threat was made on Snapchat to shoot African-American students during a school lunch period at Northeast High School in Pasadena. The school opened on time earlier today, as Bob Mosier, Anne Arundel County Public Schools spokesman, said the system consulted with police and heard no recommendation to close the school.

Threatening language was also part of a Snapchat threat against Havre de Grace High School, in Harford County. The local ABC News affiliate reported that police and the Harford County Public Schools Coordinator of Safety and Security were looking into the threat.

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