Student in custody following alleged threat at Landstown HS

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A student is custody after officials say an alleged threat caused part of Landstown High School in Virginia Beach to be evacuated.

Lauren Nolasco with Virginia Beach City Public Schools said a student overheard another student make some sort of threat Tuesday morning. This happened right after first block, around 8:15 a.m.

Virginia Beach police spokesperson Linda Kuehn said they received a call just before 8:20 a.m. of a bomb threat. 

Nolasco said part of the building was evacuated while police conducted a search. The building has since been cleared and a male student is now in police custody, according to Nolasco.

Parents and guardians of students received the following message Tuesday: 

Good morning, Landstown families. This is an important message being sent on behalf of Principal Cheryl Askew. Earlier today, a parent called school administration to report a threat her child overheard on the bus this morning. We immediately contacted police and were able to identify the student who made the comments. That student is now in police custody. In an abundance of caution, we did evacuate part of the school for police to complete a search. However, our building was quickly cleared and we resumed instruction as normal. I, again, implore our parents to talk with their children and remind them that threats of any kind are simply not acceptable and they will lead to real consequences, including potential criminal charges. Thank you.  

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