15-year-old charged in connection with bomb threat at E.C. Glass High School

Students were released early out of caution after a threatening note was found, officials said


A 15-year-old boy has been charged after a bomb threat was made to E.C. Glass High School early Monday, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.

Police said at around 8:25 a.m., officers responded to the school for the report of a bomb threat after a note was found.

After the building was safely evacuated, were told Liberty University Police Department, and Virginia State Police searched the building, and the threat was deemed safe.

According to police, the boy has been charged with threats to bomb or damage building and threats of death of bodily injury to persons or school property.

“The Lynchburg Police Department takes all threats to our schools seriously and will hold this juvenile fully accountable under the law,” said Ryan Zuidema, Chief of Police, “These threats disrupt our students’ ability to learn and redirect valuable law enforcement resources away from other emergency needs in our community.”

“I want to commend the immediate response of our local law enforcement agencies in conjunction with Liberty University and the State Police for their collaboration in ensuring the safety of our students and staff,” said LCS Superintendent Crystal Edwards. “I also want to express my gratitude to the entire E. C. Glass community for their calm and cooperative response during this challenging time.”

LPD said this remains an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. D. Dubie at (434) 455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter a tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.


EC Glass High School has released students early out of an abundance of caution after a threatening note was found on campus, according to school officials.

At this time, Lynchburg Police is working with Virginia State Police and Liberty University Police to search the school building.

All students and staff have already been evacuated and all after-school activities have been canceled for the day.

Car riders can be picked up at the baseball fields and buses will be available near the football field. Self-reported walkers and student drivers have been dismissed.

This isn’t the first time this year EC Glass has had a school threat. Back in January, the school was placed on lockdown after a threat was made toward the principal via a phone call. A 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the incident.

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