BURTONSVILLE, Md. - A Montgomery County school opened on time Thursday despite an online threat of violence that was being investigated by police.
The threat, posted on the social media site Twitter, was discovered Wednesday night and was directed at Paint Branch High School. The Twitter user posted a violent message warning of a shooting and advised students not to come to school.
Extra security was in place Thursday, however, all classes, exams and activities were scheduled on time.
Police are working with the school administration on the threat. Investigators say the Tweet and the Twitter account have been deleted.
PB : I have received the threat and I am working with the police right now. I will send a ConnectEd message shortly with an update.— Myriam Yarbrough (@PBHSPrincipal) May 19, 2016
School is open today. We will have an increased police and security presence. I will send out an additional ConnectEd update as well.— Myriam Yarbrough (@PBHSPrincipal) May 19, 2016