E.C. Glass High School determined safe after reported bomb threat, police say

Students were dismissed early after a threatening note was found, school officials say

E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Virginia during January 2021. (Google)


Lynchburg City Schools is providing an update on a reported bomb threat at E.C. Glass High School Friday morning.

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School officials said at 11:30 a.m., officers responded to E.C. Glass for the report of a bomb threat after a note was found.

Students and staff were evacuated from the building, and students were dismissed early.

We’re told once the building was evacuated, Lynchburg Police worked with the school division, the Liberty University Police Department, and Virginia State Police to search the building. After the search, the school was determined to be safe.

“We want to thank the local law enforcement agencies for their collaboration to ensure the safety of our students and staff. We also want to thank the entire E. C. Glass community for their calm and cooperative response during this time,” said Lynchburg City Schools said in a message to E.C. Glass families and staff.

School activities will resume as normal on Saturday, and school will resume on Monday.


Lynchburg Police are on the scene of E.C. Glass High School to investigate a reported bomb threat, police confirmed to 10 News.

We’re told that other law enforcement agencies are also on the scene to assist.

We’ve reached out to Lynchburg City Schools for more details on whether students were evacuated or dismissed early, but we have not heard back.

This is a developing story. We’ll continue to update the article as learn more.

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