Precautionary Measures Taken at WAHS after Student Threatened
Western Albemarle High School
A Western Albemarle High School student was told to stay at home Wednesday after being threatened by another student during a Facebook conversation.
In a letter sent to parents, school Principal John Werner says police officers were on school property Wednesday morning to ensure the safety of students and staff.
Police have identified and made contact with the student and determined it was an isolated incident and not a generalized threat to the school.
Read the full statement sent to parents below.
Last evening, a Western Albemarle High School student was threatened in a Facebook conversation by a student from another school division. The administration was alerted to this threat by another Western student.
As a precautionary measure, the student who was threatened was advised to stay home this morning and the police department was contacted. Police officers were on site at school this morning to ensure the safety of all students and staff. All school activities are proceeding as normal.
The police department has identified and made contact with the student who made the threat. Police have determined that this is an isolated incident and not a generalized threat to the school. We will continue to work closely with the police as they investigate and resolve this incident.
There is no higher priority than the safety and security of our school community. Maintaining safety and security is a team effort and I would like to commend the student who brought this situation to our attention.
John Werner, Principal
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