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Juvenile arrested after PWC Police investigate threat against Gar-Field High School

School Threat Investigation – On November 4, police received information regarding a potential threat of violence to Gar-field High School located at 14000 Smoketown Rd in Woodbridge (22192).

The investigation revealed that a student and other male juvenile residing in Pennsylvania created a post indicating potential violence towards the school and distributed the message on SnapChat.

The School Resource Officer (SRO), with the assistance from detectives with the Intel Unit, was able to identify the student and the other juvenile involved. Police determined that the risk to the school was not credible.

Following the investigation, the SRO obtained a detention order against the student and arrested him on November 6 at his residence in Woodbridge without incident.

Arrested on November 6: [Juvenile]
A 16-year-old male of Woodbridge
Charged with threats to commit harm to persons on school property
Court Date: Pending | Status: Held at a Juvenile Detention Facility

Anyone with information regarding the incidents listed in this report is asked to contact the
Prince William County Police Department tipline at 703.792.7000 or submit a webtip to:

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