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City Police Address School Threats

December 16th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Police Department has been working with the Allegany County Board of Education on a school issue today.

This morning CPD was contacted by a concerned citizen who advised they had seen a post on social media which was a photo of writing on a wall which read, “Don't come to school Dec. 16th 2021 School Shooting"  The post was not directed towards and specific person or school. 

The Cumberland Police Department assisted by the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office and C3I are investigating the origins of the picture.  The picture does not appear to be associated with any schools in Allegany County. 

Other police agencies across the nation have investigated similar photographs surfacing among their school students.  In fact, nation-wide there has been a recent rash of non-specific generalized school threats being found on social media that have been reported. 

The Cumberland Police does take every potential threat seriously and the community is asked to continue to report anything suspicious. 

In response to the increased tension in the community the Cumberland Police Department has increased presence around our school in order to make students feel safe. 

Further, there have been several rumors surfacing about Cumberland area schools this morning.  In response to several inquiries CPD would like to clarify none of the Cumberland Schools are on lock down, there has been no reports of violence or weapons in the schools and no arrests have been made this morning.