Charges pending after social media threat to shoot students at Frederick County school, police say

Authorities say charges are pending against the person who threatened violence against students at a Frederick County school.

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Police say "a credible threat" originated from a social media posting involving students at Monocacy Middle School.

Officers say that they have identified a primary suspect in the investigation and charges are pending.

"Throughout the investigation, officers from FPD determined that, while a plan was verbalized to act on this threat, the suspects did not have access to the means to carry out the plan," Frederick Police Department officials said in a statement.

Officials say they do not believe there is an active threat against the school, but will have an increased presence at the school in the coming days.