FCSO investigates a non credible bomb threat

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) reports the investigation of  a non-credible bomb threat at Sherando High School.

At approximately 11:40 a.m. October 10 the FCSO confirmed that a large first responder presence was at Sherando High School.

Authorities were responding to the report of that bomb threat at the school.

As is standard procedure all students and staff were safely evacuated and no admittance onto school grounds was permitted.

These types of precautions are always taken in a situation of this nature.

As is also standard procedure Frederick County Public Schools as most school systems will sent out notification to parents of students.

These notifications come by way of the Rapid Communication System, website and or social media.

All necessary precautions were taken in the incident and as always in such a situation calling any school or student or going to any school just adds to the confusion to an already tense situation.

The school system and authorities will always make arrangements that ensure the safety of students and staff.

A safe staging area for pickup of students in this case was secured at the old James Way Plaza at the corner of Fairfax Pike and Double Church Road.

After a thorough investigation including search by bomb detection canines the threat was deemed non-credible.

Late October 10 Sherando High School sent a message to students and parents that students were to report to specific locations in the school to collect belongings.

The school was set to follow a normal schedule after the collection of items.

There were no injuries reported in this incident, but precaution must and will always be taken in such situations.

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