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STATEMENT FROM SUPERINTENDENT GEORGE ARLOTTO IN WAKE OF ARREST IN ARUNDEL HIGH SCHOOL TWITTER POST CASE

Superintendent George Arlotto today released the following statement in the wake of the identification and arrest of a suspect in the Arundel High School Twitter post case:

“I want to thank Police Chief Tim Altomare, State’s Attorney Wes Adams, County Executive Steve Schuh, and their staffs­ for their thorough and expeditious work to identify a suspect in the online post that threatened violence at Arundel High School this week. The anonymity of the internet provides a murky and complex disguise for many who want to threaten the safety and security of our communities. Our partners in the Police Department and county government peeled back that disguise quickly in this case, in the process reassuring parents, students, and staff that our schools are safe places in which to educate our children.”