February 26, 2018
*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rising Sun, Maryland
Today, Officers from the Rising Sun Police Department responded to an incident at the Rising Sun Middle School. The incident involved a student who made numerous statements involving school violence. The incident was investigated thoroughly, and corrective action was taken by the school administration and law enforcement.
In a second incident, the North East Police Department became aware of conversations about the threats of violence being shared on social media (Snapchat) by students of Rising Sun Middle School. Ultimately, a female juvenile that is not a student at Rising Sun Middle has been charged by North East Police Department for threats of violence to Rising Sun Middle School
The Rising Sun Police Department, Cecil County Board of Education, and law enforcement agencies throughout Cecil County are vigilant in protecting the students of Cecil County Public Schools. All threats of violence made toward our school system will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. People involved with threats made to these institutions will be held accountable to the fullest intent of the law.
In light of these two incidents today related to Rising Sun Middle School, extra officers will be on location during arrival. At this time there are no known threats to the school. The presence of additional police personnel serves to reduce the fear of the children of the school and their parents.
Chief F.D. Chip Peterson, Jr