Trend continues after three more bomb threats were reported at Washington DC schools


Three other schools in the Washington, DC area received bomb threats Friday, the third day of threats in the area in just one week.

The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia said on his Twitter It was investigating threats at Calvin Coolidge High School and the upper and lower campuses of the Digital Pioneers Academy early Friday morning. Since then, police have cleared all three without finding any dangerous materials.

Friday’s threats follow a trend in the area, with at least six schools having to be evacuated due to bomb threats on Wednesday, February 9, and one bomb threat on Tuesday, February 8, affecting the students and Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, forced to evacuate a high school.

MPD is currently investigating threats at the following schools: Coolidge High School Digital Pioneers Academy – upper and lower campuses

It is still unclear whether Friday’s threats were related to the others this week. The Police Department said on his Twitter On February 10, she arrested two 16-year-olds and accused them of making terrorist threats in connection with Wednesday’s bomb threats, but is still investigating with her federal partners.

Update: Another 16-year-old male youth from Northwest, DC has been arrested and charged with terrorist threats in connection with a bomb threat at Kipp DC College Preparatory on Wednesday 9/2. charged. MPD continues to investigate these incidents with our federal partners.

Police said Dunbar High School, Theodore Roosevelt High School, Ron Brown High School, KIPP DC College Preparatory, IDEA Public Charter School, Seed Public Charter School and McKinley Tech High School received threats Wednesday, the evacuations required. All schools have been cleared of hazardous materials.

An eighth school, the Friendship Public Charter School, also received threats on Wednesday and was evicted, but the school was not happening at the time. said the police on twitter.

Dunbar High School, the country’s first high school founded to educate African-American students, also received a bomb threat on Tuesday while holding a Black History Month event attended by Emhoff. news week As previously reported, the Secret Service had to remove Emhoff from the premises.

Police social media posts did not specify whether the two arrested teenagers were linked to Tuesday’s threat. One of the posts said Meanwhile, one of the 16-year-olds was arrested and charged specifically in connection with the threat at Kipp DC College Preparatory said another post The other teenager was arrested and charged in connection with “multiple bomb threats”.

This isn’t the first time Coolidge High School has received a bomb threat. WTTG-TV reported in February 2019 that students had to be evacuated to a recreation center after a bomb threat, but the school was evacuated shortly thereafter.

More than a dozen historically black colleges and universities received bomb threats in late January and early February. news week Previously, DC police reported they had yet to find any connection between these threats and last week’s threats, but the possibility has not been ruled out.

The District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, Calvin Coolidge High School and the Digital Pioneers Academy did not immediately respond Newsweeks requests for comment.

Update 2/11/22 12:45 PM ET: This story has been updated to add more information.

Schools in Washington, DC have received a spate of bomb threats over the past week. Above: an aerial view of Washington, DC
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