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Caroline Co. Parent Arrested After Reportedly Threatening School

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RIDGELY, Md. - A parent was arrested on Friday in Caroline County, after apparently making threatening comments to a school official. The Principal of North Caroline High School located in Ridgely, reportedly told the Caroline County Sheriff's Office about a parent of a student at the school, who apparently had a threatening conversation with him after a school related incident.

The Principal told Police that on May 30th, at 2:30 PM, while school was in session, that he got a phone call from Valerie Ann McFarland, about a school matter. According to the report, during that conversation, McFarland started to become agitated, and said that the Principal and his administration were not doing enough to resolve the matter. During the conversation, McFarland reportedly shouted at the Principal "I'm fed up with this school... l'm going to blow it up and take you down!" Police say the Principal told her that he wouldn't tolerate those kinds of threats, and McFarland responded by reiterating her threats. McFarland reportedly also said that she couldn't get in trouble for making threats.

The Principal went on the end the call, and report the conversation. Lieutenant Ron Dixon, Commander of the Caroline County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division and supervisor of the Sheriff's Office School Resource Officers then filed for charges again McFarland, which lead to her arrest.

She was charged with disturbing school operations, threat of arson, false statement: threat of a destructive device, and school molest ETC other location (calling in to the school - harassing behavior). McFarland is being held at the Caroline County Detention Center on $5,000, after being seen by the Court Commissioner, pending her future court date in District Court.

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