An 18-year-old Fairfax man was arrested Tuesday evening after allegedly posting threats on social media directed at Farmwell Station Middle School in Ashburn, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Police charged Shane D. Lucas of Fairfax with threats of bodily injury or death to persons on school property — a Class 6 felony, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.
The LCSO learned of a social media post on Tuesday in which they allege Lucas made threatening statements directed at the middle school and included a photo of a firearm. Detectives from the sheriff’s office identified Lucas and located him at his home in Fairfax the same day.
An ensuing search of Lucas’ home did not locate any firearms on the property.
Farmwell Station Middle School staff and personnel from Loudoun County Public Schools’ Safety and Security unit restricted entrance to the school after learning of the social media post Tuesday morning. Members of the LCSO’s school resource officer unit reported to the campus out of an abundance of caution.
The arrest comes a week after an Alexandria man was arrested for allegedly using threatening language during a phone call to Stone Bridge High School.
Lucas remains held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.