On January 31 at 2:55 p.m., a school resource officer at Mattawoman Middle School, located in the 10100 block of Berry Road in Waldorf, was made aware of a threat in which a student said he was going to bring a gun to school and “shoot it up.” The resource officer initiated an investigation, conducted a home visit, and discussed the incident with the student’s parent. The case will be presented to the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is reminding parents to talk with their children about making threats of violence and the consequences of doing so. Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call Officer Curtis at 301-932-2222 or the Charles County Public Schools tip line at 301-302-8305.

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in 2001 and has since earned the highest rating of Excellence. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com.