From the Havre de Grace Police Department:
Regarding today’s incident at the High School:
At approximately 10:00 am a student received a group text message from another student referencing a shooting that was to take place at Havre de Grace High School. At approximately 10:15 am, the Havre de Grace Police School Resource Officer for the high school was notified by the student who received the text.
The school resource officer advised other officers of the situation and the lock down safety protocols at the school went into effect. As officers responded to the high school, the school resource officer was able to identify a suspect. The suspect, identified as a 16 year old male and a student of Havre de Grace High, was taken into custody at approximately 11:00am.
The school remained at a heightened security posture until approximately 12:00pm when it was determined that there was no evidence to substantiate the threats in the text message. This entire incident appears to have stemmed from a disagreement between the suspect and another group of individuals.
Charges are pending, and likely, against the juvenile at this time with no official charges filed as of yet.
The officers on the scene encountered many parents who were understandably concerned about the safety of their child within the school. At no time were any weapons displayed, or located, within the school. As many of our officers are parents, we completely understand the concern and sincerely appreciate the understanding by the parents who arrived on the scene. Thank you all for your support, understanding, and patience demonstrated to ensure the implementation of safety procedures could be accomplished. You all were a tremendous help.