La Plata, MD – On April 11, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a social media post relating to a possible school shooting that was going to happen on April 12. Officers identified the person who initiated the post as a student at La Plata High School.

Contact was made with the student and his parents, and officers determined there was no credible evidence of a threat to the safety of students. The student, 17, was charged as a juvenile with offenses relating to the incident.

Charles County Public Schools will hold a parent meeting at 7 p.m. April 16 at La Plata High School to discuss the details of two handgun incidents at the school. The public is welcome to attend.

“School officials have a system in place to report dangerous activities and it worked again today,” CCPS administrators stated in an April 11 social media post.