Shooting threat reported at Mount Vernon High School

 Mount Vernon High School Shooting – A threat to shoot up Mount Vernon High School located at 8515 Old Mt Vernon Rd, Alexandria, has been reported at the early hours to today. A post viral on social media pages threatening to shoot up the school during academic hours is being investigated by the police.

The school administration sent an email to parents admonishing them about the threat,

Dear MVHS Families,

I am writing to share that we were made aware of an anonymous social media threat directed towards our school. We are taking the situation seriously and have contacted the Fairfax County Police Department(fcpd) and the FCPS Office of School Security (OSS) to investigate.

i want to assure you that the safety of our students and staffs remains a priority and we are committed to providing a safe environment. Out of abundance of caution, we have adjusted our school operations procedures for thje remainder of the week going to winter break.

We ask you to speak with your child about what they should do if they see something or hear something that impacts the safety of our school. Please remind your child to speack with a trusted adult. If your child shares a safety concern with you, please contact the authorities. If your concern is an emergency, please call 911. The FCPS PSS has anonymous safety tip line that you can access online by tet or phone.

We appreciate your ongoing support.

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