Charges Pending After Caller Falsely Reported Active Shooter at Matthew Henson Middle School

September 10, 2019

On September 10 at 9:56 a.m., 911 dispatchers received a call stating that there was an active shooter inside Matthew Henson Middle School.

Officers responded and determined that there was no active threat. An investigation revealed that two students, who are both 14 years old, had taken another student’s phone and called in the false report.

Charges are pending and Cpl. J. Thompson is investigating.

Filing a false report is a misdemeanor which carries a penalty of up to six months of incarceration and up to a $500 fine.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office remains committed to the safety and security of Charles County Public Schools, and we urge parents to talk to their kids about the severity of these crimes.

15 Responses to Charges Pending After Caller Falsely Reported Active Shooter at Matthew Henson Middle School

  1. Anonymous on September 10, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    In today’s times, this is BS! These kids need to be punished to the maximum. Quit babying these kids! There are consequences for your actions! Fine them the full $500 and send them to a correctional center for the entire 6 months. Start making examples instead of excuses!

    • Ash on September 10, 2019 at 6:58 pm

      I agree 100%. Send their little punk asses to serve the full 6 months and fine their asses the full $500. I pray they don’t just slap these kids on the hand and say “don’t do that”..

    • Aunt Esther on September 10, 2019 at 7:46 pm

      Amen Anonymous, I agree, these little heathens need to be taught a lesson and their parents need to beat they ass.

    • Anonymous on September 10, 2019 at 10:18 pm

      Kids these days are out of control. Parents coddle them instead of giving them what they need at a young age, a butt whoopin.

      • No discipline, no decency, no order on September 11, 2019 at 6:53 am

        You are so right…..
        Unfortunately, it won’t happen.

        Liberals have ruined upbringing and children’s discipline on every generation after the boomers. It’s all hell in a hand basket now in schools.

        The curriculum has degraded to $hit, history re-written with lies to favor minority handicaps, and discipline has disappeared such that lawlessness abounds at elementary levels.

        So glad mine are grown and out on their own.

        But sad for the grandchildren trying to survive this horrendous mess being force-fed in schools.

  2. Ted Nugent on September 10, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Yeah this was pretty funny. Idiots. I bet the school does nothing to them.

    • shakingmyheadinwaldorf on September 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

      Evenmore, the parents won’t do anything either unless they need to put up $500.00 then they will take action.The problems start at home. People don’t teach their kids Social Skills or right from wrong and the kids are the product of their enviroment. There are households were there is only one parent which mainly is the mother or the kids are given to the Grandparent(s) to raise. And then there is the problem of one mother and siblings from different fathers living together with no male supervision and in most cases they don’t know who Daddy is.

    • Derpa de derp on September 11, 2019 at 8:42 am

      You cant punish the students, that might harm their psyche and mental development (eye roll)…

    • noyb. on September 13, 2019 at 10:16 am

      excuse me . but you don’t know what the school is doing to those students and you may never know. you’re making is seem like the administration at matthew henson middle school is not going to do anything about it . those kids might be suspended right now and maybe even getting expelled so i feel like everyone should just MIND THEYRE BUSINESS AND WORRY ABOUT THEIR OWN KIDS !!!!!!!

      • BOB on September 16, 2019 at 2:25 pm

        Danielle, is that you?

  3. Anonymous on September 10, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    This isn’t something you should be laughing about or thinking is funny. You have people kids who go there and doing some BS like this isnt right.Plus you loss the trust of the students, parents, and faculty becuase when they walk in that school they put their trust in the school

  4. Anonymous on September 10, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    They dont do anything to those students how do stuff like this all the time. All they do is give them suspension and in school suspension,ISR or ISI however you wanna call it but basically they are not gonna to Sh*t to those students

  5. Anonymous on September 10, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Matthew Henson visited the county this year, you know. He wrapped up his life story in about 2 hours. Yes, I know, 2 hours hardly equals 60 years. Goodnight to you, also.

    • Anonymous on September 11, 2019 at 6:45 am

      Never heard of him.
      Is he related to Jim and his Muppets?

      No doubt he was some minority synthetically elevated to memorial status –
      like Thomas Johnson and others that have no real accomplishments affecting the populous.

      But hey – I am fine with it.

      Participation trophies for all.

    • . on September 11, 2019 at 8:43 am

      Um, cool. I guess.