UPDATE (Feb. 21):
Norfolk police say a student at Blair Middle School has been arrested for threats made toward Jacox Elementary School.
Police say someone called 911 Tuesday evening about a social media threat toward Blair. While that threat was being investigated, another social media threat toward Jacox was posted from a similar username.
A 13-year-old student was identified and is now facing felony charges. Additional police officers will be patrolling both schools on Wednesday.
PREVIOUS COVERAGE (Feb. 20):
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A possible social media threat to Blair Middle School is under investigation by Norfolk Police.
Police say they received a 911 call about a possible threat to the school around 5:33 p.m. Tuesday night and immediately launched an investigation.
So far, police haven’t released details about the possible threat, but they’re ramping up security at the school as a precaution.
The investigation into the Blair threats comes as students have been arrested at both Lake Taylor and Norview middle schools in the city.
Norfolk detectives say an 11-year-old sixth-grader and a 13-year-old seventh-grader were arrested at Norview. The 11-year-old female sixth-grader was charged with a felony for the threats.
A Lake Middle Taylor Middle School student was arrested Monday and charged with a class 6 felony, and a Virginia Beach Middle School student was also charged by police.
They say anyone who’s found posting threats on social media will be charged with a class 6 felony.
If you have any information about this incident, please call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-UP.