Former Student Arrested after Making Threats Against Walter Johnson High School

Luis Cabrera

Montgomery County Police 2nd District Investigative Section detectives have been investigating threats made against students at Walter Johnson High School (WJHS) located at 6400 Rock Spring Drive in Bethesda, and have now made an arrest.

In the evening hours of Thursday, October 18,  Luis Amilcar Cabrera, 18 years old, of the 200 block of Congressional Lane in Rockville was arrested in Towson, Maryland, with the assistance of Baltimore County Police.  He was charged on Friday, October 19, with one count of threat of mass violence. He is currently being held without bond.

On October 12, several students notified their School Resource Officer (SRO) after seeing photographs and a threatening statement by Cabrera on Snapchat. It was a photo of Cabrera holding an AR-15 rifle with loaded magazines which included the words, “School shooter.” The reporting students stated that Cabrera has also stated that he has posted, “I hate WJ” and “Ha, ha, I’m going to shoot up the school,” within the past month. Cabrera has stated in videos that he owns the AR-15 and keeps it with him at all times for protection. He is also seen holding a .40 caliber KelTek rifle.

With the threats and recent photographs, detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest and charged him on Friday.

LEHB