Extra security placed at Denbigh HS after social media threat

Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Additional security will be in place at Denbigh High School in Newport News after a threat was posted to social media.

Michelle Price with Newport News Public Schools confirmed the city’s police department was notified overnight and is investigating the threat.

Price said a notification will be sent to families of the high school’s students.

Newport News Police spokesperson Brandon Maynard said officers conducted a protective sweep of the school and found nothing. Extra officers were placed at the school as a precaution.

No other information was immediately available.

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