Carl Sandburg Middle School Placed Under High Security

Police and school officials are investigating.

UPDATE: Some school staff members read some remarks in an online forum— some remarks which they perceived to be threatening toward a member of the school staff, according to police spokesperson Lucy Caldwell. 

"Together, a decision was made to secure the school, based on the nature of these comments," Caldwell said in an email to Patch. "Police investigated further and determined that there was no criminal offense. No charges have been placed."


Carl Sandburg Middle School was placed under heightened security Wednesday after the principal received indirect threats.

The Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Safety and Security notified principal Terrence Yarborough at approximately 8 a.m. Thursday that there were indirect threats being made towards him, according to an email sent to parents and guardians. The school immediately took security precautions; no classes were held outside and adults and school security monitored all exits. The doors were secured as part of the school's daily security plan.

The email stressed that at no point were students in any danger. The situation is being monitored by school officials and Fairfax County Police.

Gordon Blvd June 02, 2012 at 01:10 PM
<sigh> .............well if anybody wants to know what he's talking about, here are the links. http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/913359/919908.html#msg-919908 http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/919108/921962.html#msg-921962 http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/921849/921965.html#msg-921965
LovinLife June 03, 2012 at 11:22 PM
I am beginning to think all of YOU are one in the same persons. I am not sure what started all this, but does not surprise me Gordon Blvd is involved, He or She buts their nose into everything on the Underground..
Scott L June 04, 2012 at 03:29 AM
If his motives were genuine, I ask: why does he refuse to take down statements that he now knows to be untrue? I do believe that Gordon may have played a role in an apparent overreaction to "threats" that were never made. He is attempting, by his own words and actions, to call attention to my family. Please help.
Jessie Biele June 04, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Hi, Comments have been closed on this article. Please keep your comments civil and on-topic in future articles. Jessie Biele, Local Editor


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