Police respond to reported threat at Hornsby Middle School


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Williamsburg say they responded to Hornsby Middle School on Monday for a reported threat.

Police say a 14-year-old student made verbal threats while being escorted to the assistant principal’s office. This was after the student had reportedly argued with other students in class. Police say the case is pending.

School officials sent a message to families regarding the threat:

Good evening, Hornsby families. Earlier today one of our students made a threat against our school, and we took immediate steps to ensure student and staff safety. While we cannot provide additional disciplinary details, please know that we strongly believe that making a threat of any type is very serious and appropriate action was taken.

Please always remember that students and families are encouraged to contact us when there is knowledge of any threat to our students, staff or school. It is vital that we provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff, and we can help ensure that by working together to address any safety concerns.

Thank you for your support of Hornsby Middle School, and, students, I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

A student was arrested at Great Neck Middle School in Virginia Beach for a threat posted to social media.

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