By Neal Earley
Baltimore County Police arrested a man who made multiple threats to “shoot up” Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda.
On Oct. 18, Baltimore County Police arrested Luis Amilcar Cabrera, 18 years old, of Rockville and charged him with one count of a threat of mass violence. He is currently being held without bond. Baltimore County Police arrested Cabrera in Towson.
According to police, Cabrera made threats on Snapchat, posting a photo of himself holding an AR-15 rifle with a loaded magazine with the words “School shooter.” In addition, students who saw Cabrera’s post said he also posted “I hate WJ” and “Ha, ha, I’m going to shoot up the school.”
Walter Johnson students who saw the photos and posts reported them to the school’s resource officer on Oct. 12, which led Montgomery County Police to launch an investigation against Cabrera. According to police, Cabrera had stated in the video that he owns an AR-15 rifle for protection. Police said Cabrera has also been seen on video holding a .40 caliber KelTek rifle.
On Monday, Montgomery County District Court Judge John C. Moffett decided to withhold bond from Cabrera, citing concerns that he is a potential threat to the community.
Cabrera is scheduled to appear in court again on Dec. 6.