Landstown Middle student arrested in connection to alleged threat

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A Landstown Middle School student was arrested this week after officials say a threat was made against the school.

A spokesperson with Virginia Beach City Public Schools confirmed Landstown principal John Parkman sent a message about the student’s arrest to parents and guardians Wednesday evening. 

Parkman said in the message another student reported the alleged threat. It’s unclear what charges the arrested student may be facing.

Good evening, Landstown families. This is Principal John Parkman. I am calling you tonight to share that earlier today one of our students was arrested after making a threat against our school. I want to thank the student who came forward to share what was said. Due to that report, we were able to quickly take appropriate action. Parents, please use this as an example with your child tonight. We do not allow threats at our school, and we all have a role to play in keeping our school safe. If students ever hear something concerning, encourage them to do just as the student today, and immediately find an administrator, teacher or police officer to report it. Thank you for your help in this effort and for your continued support of Landstown Middle.

The student’s arrest comes amid a series of alleged threats against area schools in recent weeks. A majority of the threats have happened at schools in Virginia Beach — with arrests made in a handful of cases.

A student at Landstown High School was arrested after an alleged threat prompted officials to evacuate part of the building in mid-October.

Stay with WAVY.com for the latest developments.

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