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FCPS/FCSO investigates school threats

Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) announced that they became aware late Sept. 5 of rumors circulating on social media of possible violence erupting at Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School Sept. 6.

The FCPS system contacted the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) and other local agencies to ensure the safety of students and staff at the school.

After investigation the threats were not believed to be credible by the FCSO.

However you may notice increased law enforcement at the Richard E. Byrd Middle School Sept. 6 out of an abundance of caution.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and other officials are thoroughly investigating the situation and taking steps to secure the school.

Anyone with any information in the matter is asked to contact the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.

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