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Students, parents on high alert after school threat made over social media

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Posted at 8:52 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 07:27:29-05

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — Parents and students are on high alert after an Instagram post surfaced, appearing to threaten a specific Baltimore County school.

On Tuesday, Sudbrook Magnet Middle School Principal, Gordon Webb sent a letter home to families notifying them of the threat.

In the letter, Webb says parents and students made faculty aware of the post, which threatened violence at the school on March 25.

Webb urged parents and students to deny follow request's from user 'goodye.uoop' and to delete them entirely from their Instagram accounts if possible.

In the letter, Webb continued to stress the seriousness of school threat, "While some may think this is a joke or a prank, it is important that our students understand that making threats against a school is a felony under state law and is subject to imprisonment up to three years."

According to Webb, the threat remains under investigation with assistance from the School's Resource Officer, Baltimore County Police, and Instagram.