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Police get involved after threats are made during class argument between two elementary students

Posted at 7:55 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 08:59:40-04

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — An argument between two Howard County Elementary School students ended with threats being made and police getting involved.

It all happened Monday at Holified Station Elementary School in Ellicott City, during a school debate class, Howard County Police say.

According to a letter sent to parents from school Principal Lisa Booth, the two students became upset with each other while working together on a class assignment.

Booth said the situation escalated beyond name calling, resulting in one student threatening the other.

A school administrator and counselor intervened and got the police to come out and do a follow-up investigation.

Howard County Police reportedly interviewed both students and their parents, and later determined the threat to not be credible.

The student's behavior was addressed through the Howard County Public School System's Student Code of Conduct.