Incident: Threat of Mass Violence
Date of Incident: 5 September 2019
Location: James M. Bennett High School, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Male Juvenile, 16, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 5 September 2019 at 5:45 PM, it was brought to the attention of the Sheriff’s Office that a 16-year-old student who attends James M. Bennett High School had made some concerning social media posts. According to the complaints, this juvenile had posted a picture of a firearm and a tactical vest with comments that implied a desire to commit a shooting in the school.
A deputy was able to identify the author of the post and immediately responded to that juvenile’s residence. At the conclusion of this investigation, during which the juvenile was interviewed, a decision was made to transport the juvenile back to the Sheriff’s Office. Upon contacting the Department of Juvenile Services, the juvenile involved in this case was detained in the Lower Shore Children’s Center pending a future court hearing.
Charges: Threat of Mass Violence