Three students have been charged after a threat was made against Potomac High School on social media.
The threat involved a photo that purported to show a threat shared on the school’s online calendar on Thursday, according to a Prince William police report. Detectives determined the threat was not credible.
Two teens, both 15 and from Woodbridge, have been charged with threats in writing of serious bodily injury on school property. A 16-year-old boy from Dumfries was charged with computer trespass.
The school’s calendar was not hacked, according to a letter from Principal Michael Wright posted on the school’s website.
“Please remind your student of the seriousness of making a threat,” Wright said. “Students will face disciplinary consequences at school, and in some cases, from the police.”
The students were released into the custody of family members and the case will be handled through the juvenile court system, according to the police report.