The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has charged an Alexandria man with use of profane, threatening or indecent language over public airways, stemming from a call he allegedly placed to Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn Tuesday morning.
Officials say they identified 31-year-old Robert M. Ruiz of Alexandria as the subject who placed a phone call in which he made threatening statements to a staff member at Stone Bridge at around 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday.
The sheriff’s office said it served Ruiz a misdemeanor warrant for the remarks later that day with help from the Fairfax County Police Department, after consulting with the Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.
According to an LCSO statement issued Wednesday, staff members at the high school, as well as personnel from Loudoun County Public Schools’ Safety and Security division, restricted entrance to the school after the call was received.
Additional members of the sheriff’s office’s school resource officer unit were present at the school campus out of an abundance of caution, according to the LCSO announcement.
When asked for a characterization of the nature of the alleged threats, a spokesperson for LCPS said the school division had no further comment on the incident Wednesday evening.
A LCSO spokesman also declined to comment further.