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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Arrest in Potomac Falls High School Bomb Threat

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
 Contact:
 Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
 Media Relations and Communications Section
 Sheriffs_PIO@loudoun.gov                                

Arrest in Potomac Falls High School Bomb Threat

Loudoun County, VA (June 1, 2022) – A teenager has been charged in connection with emailed bomb threats that caused the evacuation of Potomac Falls High School Wednesday.

After a thorough investigation, detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office were able to identify a juvenile student at Potomac Falls High School as the source of the emails. Petitions were issued by Loudoun County Juvenile Court Services for three charges of Threats to Bomb.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to the school this afternoon for a bomb threat. Per Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) safety-and-security protocol, students were evacuated from the building so that a search could be conducted.

A thorough search of the school and its perimeter was conducted by canine units from multiple agencies and found nothing suspicious. The LCSO would like to thank the canine units from the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office, the Fairfax County Police Department, the Frederick County (Virginia) Fire Marshal’s Office, the Federal Emergency Management Mount Weather Police Department, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), for assisting the LCSO K9 Unit.

Out of an abundance of caution, the LCSO will have an additional law enforcement presence at Potomac Falls High School on Thursday, June 2, 2022.

The juvenile is being held at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center.

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