Dominion Student Charged After Online Threat

The 16-year-old Sterling student who allegedly made a social media threat against Dominion High School was criminally charged today.

The incident began May 2 when a school resource officer learned of the Facebook posting that included a photo of firearms and a warning for students to not come to school that day. In a search of his home, deputies found firearms located that belonged to a relative. Ultimately, the investigation determined there was no threat to the school.

Following an investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office and Loudoun County Public Schools, the teen was charged with making threats by writing or electronic message to kill or do harm.

He is being held at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center.

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