15-year-old boy charged with making threats to George Mason High School in Falls Church
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (ABC7) —
Police have arrested a student after he allegedly made threats against his Northern Virginia high school.
City of Falls Church Police said Tuesday that the 15-year-old boy has been charged with threats to harm people on school property.
According to police, the boy wrote a note Monday that contained lists and plans to cause harm to people at George Mason High School. The note was given to the City of Falls Church Police by the school’s administration, and he was then pulled out of class and arrested.
“The City of Falls Church Police are grateful for the school administration and our School Resource Officer who acted swiftly,” City of Falls Church Police Chief Mary Gavin said. “It allowed us to intervene in a timely manner. We take these threats seriously. The courage of people coming forward is key in keeping our community and schools safe.”
After a search of his home was conducted, it was determined there was no immediate threat to the school or Falls Church.
The boy was arraigned Tuesday at the Arlington County Courthouse, though it will be continued on March 13 pending further evaluation of him.
His name was not provided by authorities because he’s a juvenile.