UPDATED: Charges Filed after Threats at Parkside & Wicomico High Schools Investigated; Schools found Safe
UPDATED – 01/26/23 – A student at Parkside High School has been charged in connection with a threat that was found at the school on January 20th which put the school on a “safe in place” notification for much of the morning. Investigation by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office led to the 15 year old boy who is charged with threats of mass violence, disturbing the peace, and other offenses. The teen was released to the custody of their guardian pending disposition by the Department of Juvenile Services.
School officials at Parkside and Wicomico High Schools messaged parents Friday morning that both schools were in “safe in place” status as a precaution after similar threatening notes were being investigated at both schools by staff and local law enforcement. School officials were tipped to the message by students who saw something and said something. Students remained in the classrooms throughout the morning and when officials determined that it was safe – normal operations resumed Friday afternoon.
As a result of Friday’s incidents, the Prom Promise dress giveaway at Parkside High School Saturday has been postponed – but it will be rescheduled.