Chair, City of Fairfax School Board
David L. Meyer
Mayor, City of Fairfax
To the City of Fairfax Community,
On behalf of the City of Fairfax Schools I would like to update you on the recent threat against Fairfax High School. Yesterday afternoon Fairfax High School received an anonymous threat posted on Twitter. The City of Fairfax Police Department immediately began an investigation in cooperation with Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County Police Department. Fairfax High School opened on time this morning with additional security.
The City of Fairfax Police Department located and identified individuals of interest, conducted interviews and took possession of an electronic device. Nothing was found in this initial stage to corroborate the possession of weapons. At this point, the police department believes based on their investigation the threat has been mitigated. The police department is continuing to investigate as there are further leads to follow. Out of an abundance of caution, there will be more police presence at Fairfax High School and all of our city schools. We continue to encourage our students to notify a teacher, administrator or trusted adult anytime they have information which could potentially compromise the safety and security of our schools.
The City of Fairfax School Board and staff is working closely with the City of Fairfax Police Department, FCPS and city leaders with the primary goal to keep all of our students safe. This is an ongoing police investigation and we continue to support our police team and school administrators as they conduct their investigations.