Extra Security at Hughes MS Thursday After Online Threat

Langston Hughes Middle School/file photo

Update, 11 a.m. Thursday – Langston Hughes principal Aimee Monitcchio said the threat proved to be not credible and the school day will proceed as usual.

Original Story: Students at Reston’s Langston Hughes Middle School will have extra security at the school on Thursday after an online threat was made Wednesday night.

Here is the message principal Aimee Monticchio sent to Hughes families:

Dear Parents,

This evening we were made aware of an anonymous threat directed at our school on social media. At this time, police do not believe the threat is credible but, out of an abundance of caution, extra security will be at the school tomorrow.  We plan to operate on our normal schedule tomorrow.

The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. In addition, we believe that, as partners in your child’s education, we have a responsibility to inform you of these kinds of circumstances, even when there is no reason for alarm.

With the assistance of the  Fairfax County Police Department and the FCPS Office of Safety and Security, we will continue to be diligent to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  Thank you for your support and understanding.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact the school office.

Sincerely,

Aimee Monticchio, Principal

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