Students safe as Giles High School lockdown lifted

Officials say at this time, students are safe within their classrooms

Students at Giles County High School are safe after a lockdown Wednesday morning.

GILES COUNTY, Va. – Shortly after 1:30 p.m., the lockdown was lifted at Giles High School on Wednesday.

Giles County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Arbogast told 10 News that the threat was against a student and a staff member.

A weapon was not found inside the school, according to a Facebook post from the school district.

As of this time, no one has been taken into custody, but they are going to continue to investigate, students will return to school for a little while longer.

Officials say all students are safe at Giles High School during a lockdown Wednesday morning.

This comes after a threat was made toward the school involving a weapon.

Giles County Public Schools has already alerted Giles Sheriff’s Department representatives and they are currently working with law enforcement to resolve the issue.

Officials say at this time, students are safe and in classrooms.

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