Laurel, Maryland: (Reform Sasscer) – Prince George’s county public schools (PGCPS) are dealing with multiple confirmed bomb threats to schools in the county on Thursday, just one day after eight threats were investigated by Metropolitan Police Department investigators and federal authorities. And also in the region more D.C. schools are dealing with 8 reported bomb threats in a single day on Thursday.
In Prince George’s County, threats were made to four high schools on Thursday. PGCPS said threats were made to Crossland, Gwynn Park, Laurel and Suitland high schools.
Laurel High School went on lockdown due to a bomb threat just before noon. Prince George’s County Police were notified and conducted a search of the building, along with security personnel. Students at the other schools remained in their classrooms while the buildings were searched.
On Wednesday, eight D.C. schools received bomb threats. Police and federal authorities, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security were called to investigate.
Police arrested and charged a 16-year-old boy from D.C. with terroristic threats in connection to those Wednesday threats.
According to WUSA9 news, MPD is currently investigating threats at H.D. Woodson High School, McKinley Tech High School, IDEA Public Charter School and Cesar Chavez Public Charter School.
A spokesperson from MPD said all four threats came in between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Units with the department’s School Safety Division are responding to determine if the threats are credible. Police have not offered additional details about the new round of threats.
“DC Public Schools has been made aware of security threats at McKinley Technology and H.D. Woodson High Schools this morning. All students and staff were safely evacuated in accordance with DCPS protocols,” DCPS said in a statement Thursday. “DC Public Schools takes these threats very seriously, and we prioritize the safety of everyone in our community. We will continue to work with MPD as they investigate today’s threats.”
Earlier this week, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, had to be evacuated from a Black History Month event at Dunbar High School for a separate threat.
In the meantime, at least 10 juveniles were killed last year in Prince George’s County, Maryland which was the worst year for teen violence in the county since 2008.
County Executive Alsobrooks engaged in crimes herself has recently implored the community to come together to “disrupt the cycle of violence that is growing again.”
According to Alsobrooks, for example, there have been 162 carjackings in Prince George’s County. She acknowledged on or around January 11th that, juveniles are responsible for 96 of them.
“And so this tells us a lot about where we’re headed. And we must do something right now to disrupt it,” Alsobrooks said.
Dr. Monica Goldson a CEO for PGCPS who was selected through public corruption has never spoken publicly about the out of control fights and public corruption sweeping quietly through the school system. These willful violations include closing down schools ready for real estate option, paying off lawyers, siphoning money off to friends and family etc. Prince George’s county citizens must raise up and demand answers without delay. These out of control fights and other purposeful disregard are not fair to county residents, their families and United States.
More and more violent behavior from students these days, the students need help and they are NOT getting it! More needs to be done to safe lives. To be effective, violence prevention programs require community-wide collaborative efforts led by school system leader that include students, families, teachers, administrators, staff, social and mental health professionals, law enforcement, emergency response personnel, security professionals, school board members, parents and the businesses. The school system leader takes an active role to effect change and not hide in the closet and wish these problems away. Dr. Monica Goldson “Goldson” has failed to provide proper leadership style for sometime! It’s time to advance changes without fear.