16-year-old charged in connection to threatening note found at James M. Bennett High School

SALISBURY, Md. – A 16-year-old has been charged after a threatening note was found inside of James M. Bennett High School earlier this week.

We’re told deputies were advised of the note just before school dismissal on Wednesday. School resource deputies worked with school personnel to ensure the school was safe and no harm would come to students or staff.

Through extensive investigation, police developed a suspect, a 16-year-old female student of the school. Due to the subject’s age, a Juvenile Referral was completed, and the juvenile was released to the custody of their guardian pending disposition by the Department of Juvenile Services. The teen was charged with threats of mass violence, school: disturb operation, disorderly conduct, and disturbing the peace.

Since January 20th, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office says it has investigated four threatening notes found in county schools. Anyone with information on these cases is asked to contact School Resource Sgt Jeff Mevlin at 410-548-4892 ext 261 or any School Resource Deputy.

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