EDGEWOOD, Md. (WMAR) — The Harford County Sheriff's Office is investigating a bomb threat at an Edgewood church.
Investigators are on the scene at Prince of Peace Church in the 2600 block of Willoughby Beach Road.
Police are asking that you avoid Willoughby Beach Road from Perry Avenue to Bauers Drive.
Harford County Public Schools say dismissal at Deerfield Elementary and Edgewood High and Middle Schools have been affected as result of the road closures.
Important dismissal update for EDHS, EDMS, & DFES: Due to the closure on Willoughby Beach Rd at Broadneck, walkers will be held at each of the affected schools. Car riders from EDHS and EDMS are to be picked up in front of EDMS. Bus riders from EDMS will be picked up at EDMS. 1/2— HCPS (@HCPSchools) September 24, 2019
Bus riders at EDHS have been dismissed. DFES will be able to dismiss from DFES. Parents/Guardians affected by the closure are asked to make alternative arrangements. We ask for everyone's continued patience as the safety of our students and staff remain our priority. 2/2— HCPS (@HCPSchools) September 24, 2019
The school system also sent a letter out to student parents informing them that the buildings have been placed on modified lockdown;
This is an important message regarding an incident in the community that has affected the school day at Edgewood High, Edgewood Middle and Deerfield Elementary Schools. On the advice of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, these schools are currently on modified lockdown due to a closure on Willoughby Beach Road at Broadneck. Please note that this modified lockdown does have the potential to delay our dismissal process.
The modified lockdowns are being conducted in an abundance of caution. The modified lockdown requires students to remain in the building, with no outside activities. In addition, no visitors are permitted to enter our building at this time. When we are given the all clear by the Sheriff’s Office and the Office of Safety and Security, and the modified lockdown is lifted, you will be notified.
Our schools are secure at this time and we ask for your patience and understanding that we are receiving an influx of calls and you may not be able to get through right away- we will do our best to answer any questions you may have if it is necessary to contact the school at this time.
Thank you for your continued support of Edgewood High, Edgewood Middle, and Deerfield Elementary Schools.
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