An email sent to parents by the office of the Orange County schools superintendent confirmed an arrest was made following a bomb threat at Locust Grove elementary and middle schools Thursday morning.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office reported that charges related to the threat have been filed against a 13-year-old seventh-grade Locust Grove Middle School student.
Locust Grove middle, elementary, and primary schools will resume normal operations Friday.
Email sent to parents from Orange County school superintendent:
As many of you know, Locust Grove Middle School and Locust Grove Elementary School were evacuated this morning as a result of a bomb threat. Both schools, as well as Locust Grove Primary School, were dismissed by 1:30 p.m. today. Late this afternoon, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office reported that charges related to the threat have been filed against a 13-year-old seventh-grade Locust Grove Middle School student. Locust Grove Middle School, Locust Grove Elementary School and Locust Grove Primary School will resume normal operations tomorrow, Friday, January 17.
Orange County Public Schools is very proud of the manner in which our students, teachers and other staff members responded to today’s emergency. We also are grateful to our parents and guardians for their patience and their support throughout this situation.
If you are a parent of a child at one of the Locust Grove schools, please contact your child’s principal if you have any questions. Parents of children who attend other Orange County schools, and any other interested individuals, should contact Mr. Gene Kotulka, Director of Student Services, if you have questions. He may be reached at (540) 661-4550, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.