WORTON — Police have identified a 15-year-old female from the Chestertown area as the student who allegedly wrote a note threatening violence at Kent County High School on Monday, Nov. 18. She has been referred to the Department of Juvenile Services on complaints of threat of mass violence and disruption of school activities, according to a Nov. 21 news release from the Kent County Sheriff’s Office.
In a phone interview, Nov. 22, Sheriff John F. Price said the suspect was developed through information gathered by KCHS staff and Deputy Scott N. Metzbower, who is the school resource officer.
The student allegedly left the threatening note in the girls bathroom in the 300 wing. The bathroom is located in a well-traveled area of the school, near the cafeteria and Metzbower’s office.
Another student found the note at 11:10 a.m. and reported it to Metzbower, according to police.
Metzbower cleared the bathroom and took possession of the note, which is being processed as evidence.
The school was not evacuated and there was no search.
For the remainder of the day, students were sheltered in place until dismissal and they were reportedly escorted throughout the building.
About 150 students were released to parents who presented proper identification, Metzbower reported.
Sheriff Price sent an additional deputy to the high school for the remainder of the day. Capt. J. Brian Kirby also responded to the school.
All afternoon activities were cancelled, which included sports practices.