Police find no evidence of credible shooting threat to Lynchburg schools

Police have investigated the past 14 hours to come to this conclusion

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Lynchburg police say there is no evidence of a substantiated shooting threat at city schools.

Over the past 14 hours, detectives have interviewed multiple people with knowledge of Monday night's post about a school shooting and have not been able to verify that there was actually a credible threat to any Lynchburg City school.

Police will continue to provide enhanced security at both Lynchburg high schools on Tuesday.


Police say they are aware of a threat circulating throughout the community of a potential shooting at a Lynchburg city high school.

Police say they are investigating the threat to determine its credibility.

There will be increased security at both Lynchburg city high schools on Tuesday, according to Lynchburg police.

Anyone with specific information about this threat or those who might be involved is asked to contact Detective H. Blomquist at 434-485-7267 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900. You can also enter a tip online.