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ACHS Principal: Social media posts about Minnie Howard campus investigated; no threat to school found

(Updated 4 p.m.) In a note to Alexandria City High School (ACHS) students, families and friends, Principal Peter Balas said a potential threat to the school was investigated this morning by school security and school resource officers but determined there was no credible threat.

The post in question was a potential threat aimed specifically at the Minnie Howard Campus, a branch of Alexandria City High School that serves 9th-grade students.

According to the newsletter:

This morning, prior to the beginning of the school day, the ACHS administration was made aware of social media posts that implied a potential threat to our school, specifically the Minnie Howard Campus. Immediate actions were taken in collaboration with the ACPS Office of Safety and Security and the School Resource Officers (SRO) of the Alexandria Police Department. The situation was quickly investigated, and it was determined that there was no immediate credible threat to the school, allowing the school day to proceed as usual.

I would like to thank all of the students, families and community members who contacted us regarding social media posts. It is so important that we partner with you and that we are all committed to saying something when we see something.

If your Titan needs any social-emotional support, please contact any school support team member, including school counselors, social workers, school psychologists or school administrators so we may help you.