Police: Prince William Co. student posted 'not credible' threat targeting 6 schools on social media

Prince William County police and Manassas City police say they have identified a juvenile suspect, now identified as a Stonewall Middle School student, after a threat was posted on Instagram and brought to the attention of authorities on Friday evening.

Investrigators say contact has been made with the student and the threat has been determined to be non-credible.

Prince William County police say the Instagram account appeared to have been created shortly before the threat was posted and was shut down as part of the police investigation.

Prince William County police say the threat identified six schools in the Manassas area of Prince William County, including West Gate Elementary, Stonewall Middle, Sudley Elementary, Ellis Elementary, Loch Lomond Elementary, Sinclair Elementary, and two additional schools in the City of Manassas.

Officials say charges are pending and the investigation is on-going.

However, as an extra precaution, there will be additional police patrols of schools in the City of Manassas when they re-open. Schools are closed Feb. 11 due to weather.

Parents are encouraged to monitor their child's internet activity to ensure responsible use of social media platforms.