School officials also canceled after school activities due to the threat.
Atholton High School was evacuated and all after school activities were canceled on Thursday after a bomb threat on the building was received in the afternoon, according to Howard County Police. A police spokesperson said the bomb threat was sent to a school administrator's email account around the time of dismissal. Dismissal was completed and police searched the school with a bomb sniffing dog, according to police. School officials sent out a notice around 5 p.m. Thursday that after a search of the school, police determined the building is safe. The school will remain closed Thursday, but will open as usual on Friday, according to the notice.
Police charged 19-year-old student Alexander Song of Fulton with a misdemeanor and took him to a hospital for psychiatric analysis.
Fulton, Md. - Update, 10:30 a.m. Monday After a University of Maryland alumnus alerted police Saturday night about the threatening messages online, police worked alongside UMd.'s Office of Information Technology to track down Alexander Song, The Diamondback reported. Song's roommate at Oakland Hall, Brian Barnett, said he knew his roommate was stressed, but he was surprised to learn about the threatening messages, according to The Diamondback. Read the full story here. Original Story, Sunday Night University of Maryland police arrested and charged a student who threatened to go on a "shooting rampage" on campus, police said. According to police, UMd. student Alexander Song, 19, of Fulton, MD, posted the following statements online: …