Vinton robbery leads to Roanoke County schools lockdown - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Vinton robbery leads to Roanoke County schools lockdown

Posted: Updated:
VINTON, VA -

11:30 a.m.

A Roanoke County Schools spokesman tells us they are currently in the process of lifting the lockdown at William Byrd High School and Middle School.

The official time of the lockdown lift will be 11:35 a.m.

Roanoke County Schools also says there will be an increased police presence throughout the day, and that all this was done as a precaution based on information from Roanoke County police. 

Students were at no time in any danger.

---

10:45 a.m.

WSLS 10's Erin Barnett is on scene and reports that Roanoke Co. Police says both schools are still on lockdown as a precaution.

There was a robbery at a tobacco shop on the 2400 block of Washington Ave. in Vinton.

Police are still looking for the suspect, who ran away from the scene.

He's described as a white male, at about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and appears to be in his 20s.

---

10:21 a.m.

A Roanoke County Schools spokesman tells WSLS that both William Byrd Middle School and William Byrd High School have been placed on lockdown after the advice of Roanoke County Police that a suspicious person in the area.

The lockdown started around 10 a.m. this morning.

Police say it is a "precautionary measure."

We'll continue to update you as more information comes into our newsroom.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:42:32 GMT
    Thomas Allen WinstonThomas Allen Winston
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
  • Update: Roanoke police investigating shooting in Schewels parking lot

    UPDATE: Roanoke police investigating shooting in Schewels parking lot

    UPDATE: Roanoke police investigating shooting in Schewels parking lot

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:19:31 GMT
     Roanoke Police are investigating after a man was shot in the Schewels parking lot on the 3600 block of Ferncliff Avenue. Police says it does not appear to be a random act. One man was shot and taken to the hospital.
     Roanoke Police are investigating after a man was shot in the Schewels parking lot on the 3600 block of Ferncliff Avenue. Police says it does not appear to be a random act. One man was shot and taken to the hospital.
  • March Mugshots

    March Mugshots

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:49:38 GMT
    Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges.  (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges. (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)
    This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. 
    This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. 
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.