(April 12, 2019) A “school safety threat” against Snow Hill Middle School on March 21 led to two students being charged, according to Carrie Sterrs, Worcester County Schools’ spokeswoman.

Officials have not made public what the threat involved.

Sterrs said “a cooperative effort between school officials, law enforcement, and the state’s attorney’s office” led to the charges.

“The school made law enforcement aware of a threat to the school [and] it’s still under investigation,” Worcester County States Attorney Kris Heiser said on Saturday. “Two juveniles have been detained as a result. No one was harmed and law enforcement is not aware of any current threat.”

Heiser said the investigation continues and she was limited in the information her office could provide, “because of the rules governing pretrial statements by prosecutors.”

“As this is an active, ongoing investigation, we are unable to disclose any further detail at this time,” Sterrs added. “Worcester County Public Schools remains highly committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our students and staff.”

Mark Titanski, chief deputy with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department, said a further statement or a press conference was likely later this week.

Josh Davis is an MDDC award-winning editor and reporter at the Bayside Gazette and Ocean City Today newspapers, covering Berlin and Ocean Pines, Maryland. He is the author of three novels, including 'Vanishing is the Last Art' (2012). He lives in Berlin.

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