Social media threats made to Williamsburg Middle and Yorktown High schools; Six dead following Florida bridge collapse

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, March 16.

Thursday night, “threats of violence” concerning Arlington’s Williamsburg Middle and Yorktown High schools were made on social media. A person connected to the threats has been identified by Arlington police, and the Arlington County Police Department has said that there is “no credible threats to the safety of the school, students or staff.” There will be an increased police presence at the schools today, however.

Around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, a pedestrian bridge connecting Florida International University to Sweetwater, a nearby city, collapsed, crushing the eight cars stopped at a red light below. Six victims have died.
(The Washington Post)

The Alexandria City Council will not raise taxes for real estate, vehicles or tangible business property. A final decision on the tax rate—keeping it the same or decreasing it—will be made on April 14.

56-year-old Robert Keith Rowe, a teacher at Fairfax County’s Sandburg Middle School, has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.
(The Washington Post)

Starting today and running through March 31, the Easter Bunny will be available for pictures at the Pentagon City Mall.
(ARL Now)

Approximately 1.7 miles away from the Reston Hospital Center, an Inova Urgent Care will occupy a space in the North Point Village Center.
(Reston Now)

The Super Pet Expo will take place in Chantilly this weekend starting Friday, March 16.