MIDDLESEX COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A bomb threat at Middlesex High School prompted officials to cancel after school activities and games on Wednesday.
In a message sent to parents and guardians, administrators said:
An MHS staff member received a bomb threat this afternoon that caused us to initiate an immediate evacuation of the high school. Students have been located to the athletic field, where they will remain under staff supervision until authorities have cleared us to release them. The Sheriff is on site and has coordinated a thorough investigation and search of the school by the state police. Students and staff are safe.
Parents who desire to pick up their MHS student(s) before regular dismissal time may do so at 731 Gloucester Road (across from the nursing home in Saluda). MHS staff will be there to coordinate student retrieval.
I urge you to limit cell contact with students as the accuracy of our message and our ability to communicate efficiently and quickly with our parents and community can be hindered when multiple messages are being propagated.
We will communicate any developments with you via the email and phone contact information you have provided in Powerschool.
Thank you for your continued support,“
Officials are still investigating the incident. Stay tuned to WAVY.com for updates.