14-year-old boy charged with making threat of mass violence toward PG County high school

Crossland High School is on lockdown after a social media threat. (Photo, ABC7) 

A 14-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly made a social media threat toward a high school in Prince George's County.

The boy, whose name is being withheld because of his age, has been charged with making a threat of mass violence.

Crossland High School in Temple Hills was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning because of the threat made toward the school, Prince George's County police said. Extra officers were also put out on patrol out of caution.

Police later released a video that said the situation was under control and that they had narrowed their search for that person to a specific location.

Police said the situation at Crossland High School was calm and were asking the person who made the threat to come forward. They also said they deployed more resources across the county as a precaution and take all threats seriously.

The school put out the following statement on the incident:

"Crossland High School has been placed on lockdown as a precaution due to a threat made on social media.

We are working closely with the Prince George’s County Police Department and County Homeland Security to identify those responsible for the threat.

Providing students with a safe and orderly environment is our top priority and all threats are investigated and taken seriously. Additional local law enforcement officers were deployed to the school out of an abundance of caution.

We will continue to keep you informed."

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