The FBI is investigating after someone claimed to have placed explosive devices in all public schools in Maryland.
The threats came in the wake of similar claims made Monday and also last week against U.S. airports, schools and synagogues.
WBFF-TV in Baltimore reported public school officials in Baltimore County sent out an alert to district parents on Tuesday morning that said police were looking into bomb threats.
“We have been informed of anonymous threats that have been sent via email and posted on social media alleging that explosive devices have been placed in all BCPS schools and in all Maryland public schools,” the alert said, according to NottinghamMD.com.
“We have notified the Baltimore County Police Department (BCoPD) and they are investigating these threats,” it said.
“Our School Resource Officers (SROs) are on alert and will be working closely with school administrators and officers throughout the day.
“At this time, we have not received threats targeting specific BCPS schools, however, we take all threats seriously and are grateful for the support and partnership of BCoPD as we work to ensure the safety of all Team BCPS staff and students.”
The Baltimore County Police Department said it was investigating the threats.
#BCoPD is investigating the potential threats made alleging explosive devices have been placed in all BCPS schools. Our SRO’s will be working closely with school administrators throughout the day to ensure the safety of all students and staff. pic.twitter.com/uhu7lw3Ikg
— Baltimore County Police Department (@BaltCoPolice) December 12, 2023
When asked for comment on the matter, the FBI said in a statement to WBFF that it was working with local officials and wanted the public’s help.
“The FBI remains vigilant and continues to work closely with our law enforcement partners on a state and local level,” the bureau said. “The FBI asks members of the public to maintain awareness of their surroundings and to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.”
WBBF asked officials with Howard County Public Schools — just west of Baltimore — if they had received any threats.
A spokesman for the district said he was unaware of any specific threats.
Multiple airports also received similar threats.
On Friday, similar threats were made in Texas.
“We are aware of the statewide hoax school threats being received by schools across Texas today,” the FBI office in El Paso said of the matter. “Schools, students and staff have received the threats in El Paso as well.”
The bureau vowed to find those responsible for sending out the emails.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.