Student had bomb book, school plans
A student at a Silver Spring high school was caught with a bomb-making book and plans of the school, officials said Friday, but they are not treating it as a serious threat.
Several students notified Northwood High School officials Wednesday that a 15-year-old girl had a book containing information on how to construct a bomb. The police officer assigned to the school spoke to the girl, who acknowledged having the book and drawing up the plans of the school, Cpl. Dan Friz, a Montgomery County police spokesman, said Friday.
Friz said police executed two search warrants but did not find any bomb-making material, and that the girl had a "mental health history." The Montgomery state's attorney's office is not, "as of this point," pursuing charges, Friz said, but instead was steering her toward a mental health program and monitoring her behavior.
Northwood High Principal Henry R. Johnson Jr. sent a letter home to parents Thursday detailing the incident. In it, he said officials "do not feel that the students or school were in any danger."
-- Michael Birnbaum
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