LYNCHBURG, Va. – UPDATE - 4:47 p.m.
A 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with a threatening phone call made to E.C. Glass High School, according to Lynchburg police.
Authorities say at around 8:03 a.m. Wednesday, LPD began an investigation after a school staff member reported receiving a threatening phone call.
Police say the caller, unidentified at the time, said he was armed and had intent to harm another staff member.
E.C. Glass was then placed on lockdown as officers responded to perform a search of the building, police said.
LPD said multiple sources confirmed that the call originated from a Lynchburg residence. Officers say they responded to the residence and located the boy suspected of placing the phone call.
Police say he was taken into custody without incident and later transported to the Lynchburg Regional Juvenile Detention Center.
LPD said the boy, who is not a current student at E.C. Glass, was charged use of profane, threatening, or indecent language over the telephone.
Once it was confirmed that there was no longer a threat to students and staff, the search concluded and students were released, authorities said.
LPD said this is an ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Dubie at (434) 455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online or use the P3 app on a mobile device.
The lockdown at E.C. Glass High School has been lifted and the school is being dismissed, according to authorities.
The principal, faculty, and staff are safe, authorities said.
All on-campus activities have been canceled.
Officials said the investigation remains ongoing.
“I am so glad for the collaboration that we have with the lynch burg police department,” said Ethel Reeves, Director of Equity & Community Relations at Lynchburg City Schools. “We work collaboratively to make sure safety is the priority at all times.”
E.C. Glass High School has been placed on lockdown after a threat was made toward the principal Wednesday morning, according to Lynchburg City School officials.
Authorities say shortly before 8 a.m., they received a threatening phone call that someone was going to harm the principal there.
We’re told the principal as well as students, faculty and staff are safe.
There is currently a heavy police presence at the school to ensure everyone’s safety.
At this time, the school isn’t letting anyone come in or go out of the building.
It is unclear when the lockdown will be lifted.
We will continue to update this article as we learn more.
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