Bomb Threat Causes Evacuation of Westlake H.S. Monday A.M. - Southern Maryland Headline News

Bomb Threat Causes Evacuation of Westlake H.S. Monday A.M.


WALDORF, Md. - The Charles County Sheriff's Office reported that a bomb threat caused the evacuation of Westlake High School in Waldorf this morning. A search turned up no threat and the evacuation ended shortly after 1 p.m.

On Monday, April 23 at 11:11 a.m., a male suspect called 9-1-1 and indicated a bomb would explode at Westlake High School, located at 3300 Middleton Road in Waldorf. The juvenile resource officer assigned to the school and the principal were immediately notified.

Fourteen sheriff’s officers and three Maryland State Police troopers responded to the school and closed all entrances and exits. The students were evacuated.

K9 teams conducted a search of the school and did not detect any explosives. The school resumed operations at 1:08 p.m.

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of the caller responsible for the bomb threat. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. All callers may remain anonymous.

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