Police are currently responding to reports of a bomb threat at the Walter Johnson High School in Montgomery County, Maryland. The bomb threat call came in at 10:52 a.m. EST.
According to Sgt. Rebecca Innocenti, a police spokeswoman, authorities are currently searching the school. All of the school’s students, teachers, and faculty members have been evacuated to the football field.
Nearby Winston Churchill High School also received a bomb threat today, however, after the school was evacuated around 7 a.m. EST, police determined that the school was safe.
The bomb threat comes one week after the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead.
Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Derek Turner said of the bomb threats:
“We’re just seeing a lot of people making threats and calls, none of them being really credible so far. But we expect to see more of this in the coming days, people taking advantage of people’s fears.”
Last Friday, two days after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, Montgomery County police responded to about a dozen threats.
That is all the information available at this time.
About Walter Johnson High School
Walter Johnson High School is located at 6400 Rock Spring Drive in Bethesda, Maryland. WJHS serves portions of Bethesda, North Bethesda, and Rockville, as well as the towns of Garrett Park and Kensington.
The school serves portions of Bethesda, North Bethesda, Rockville, Garrett Park and Kensington.
ESPN baseball reporter and analyst Tim Kurkjian is a graduate of Walter Johnson High Schoo.