Media Release - School Threat Investigation Leads to Arrest
December 13, 2021
(Prince George, VA) – School Threat Investigation Leads to Arrest
A 14-year old N. B. Clements Junior High student was arrested Saturday, December 11, on charges of threatening harm over social media.
Members of the Prince George Police Department, working collaboratively with Prince George County School officials, were made aware of Instagram posts threatening violence towards other students.
School Resource Officers and Detectives were able to identify and locate the source of the Instagram posts. The responsible student was subsequently taken into custody and charged with three counts of a Class 1 Misdemeanor - the use of profane, threatening, or indecent language over public airways.
Chief W. Keith Early has the following statement:
“The men and women of PGPD enjoy excellent communications and partnerships with our PG Schools Leadership Teams. We take any threats against our schools very seriously. When it comes to threats against our children, we will leave no stone unturned - there will be swift action. And, should we establish a crime and the identity of any suspects, charges and arrests will be pursued! We highly encourage parents to exercise control over their children’s social media accounts. Additionally, it is a good idea to have conversations with our children to help them understand the magnitude of engaging in this type of behavior over social media, or otherwise. As the old saying goes, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’”
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is encouraged contact Officer Vasquez at the Prince George Police Department at (804) 733-2773 or Crime Solvers at 733-2777. You can also remain anonymous by using our P3tips app.