Thomas Edison HS put on lockdown after threat; nothing found

Heather Curtis

WASHINGTON (WMAL) – A a man walked into the Wheaton High School office around 11 Thursday morning claiming to have a weapon according to Montgomery County Police. He then walked to neighboring Thomas Edison High School of Technology. Police met the man – who has not been publicly identified – outside the school and determined he wasn’t armed.

The school system said in a letter to parents that Thomas Edison was on lockdown for about 50 minutes after police got another report suggesting a threat in the school. The lockdown was lifted after a search didn’t turn up anything.

Police said no charges have been filed at this point, but the investigation into the incident continues.

Then just before 2:30 Thursday police said they responded to a report of a possible threat at John F. Kennedy High School, which is also in Wheaton. They determined there was no viable threat there either.

These incidents come after five Clarksburg High School students were charged after police say one brought a gun into that school Monday.

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