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Student in custody after allegedly making threats toward Staunton High School

Staunton High School in Staunton (FILE)
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Published: Nov. 21, 2021 at 9:00 PM EST
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STAUNTON, Va.(WVIR) - The Staunton Police Department says it received a report Sunday regarding a threat of violence involving students at Staunton High School.

A 15-year-old was taken into custody and was charged with four violations of threats of death or bodily injury to a person. He is being held at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Detention Center.

Police are continuing to work with Staunton City School to ensure a safe learning environment for everyone.

Staunton City Schools sent out the following message to families and staff:

Good Evening SCS Staff and Families,

Today we became aware of a school threat from a Staunton High School student. We’ve worked with our partners from the Staunton Police Department throughout the day to investigate the situation. The suspect is in police custody, and we feel that the situation is resolved. We appreciate community members who contacted law enforcement and school authorities and alerted us to this situation. Thanks, also, to the Staunton Police Department for helping us keep our schools safe.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Staunton Police Department at (540) 332-3842 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-322-2017.

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