Lynchburg school officials to hold meeting to address community's concerns after shooting threat
LYNCHBURG, Va. - Lynchburg school officials will hold a community meeting on Tuesday night to share updates, address safety concerns and "have a conversation" about a recent school shooting threat that circulated throughout the community. Police found no evidence that there was any threat to Lynchburg city schools, and they provided enhanced security at both Lynchburg city high schools on Tuesday. Glass High School had 863 absences and Heritage High School had 128 absences. Glass High School on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the civic auditorium. Lynchburg school officials shared information about the meeting with parents, guardians, students, teachers and staff.
Elijah 'Lala' Davis relishing opportunity with Old Dominion
Now Elijah "Lala" Davis is leaving his mark on the field at the college ranks with Old Dominion University. The redshirt freshman made his first career start in 2018 when the Monarchs welcomed Virginia Tech to Norfolk. After getting more than 30 carries last year, Davis is poised to be the Monarchs' leading rusher. Davis said afterward he's thankful for the opportunity ODU has given him to be able to play at the next level and looks forward to meeting his goals. Davis rushed for 6,690 career yards, a state-record 3,670 in his senior year, with Heritage.
Lynchburg City Schools to launch new attendance campaign: 'Don't Sleep on Schools'
LYNCHBURG, Va. - In September, you will see a video with some Lynchburg City School students on social media platforms. Lynchburg City Schools is kicking off a new campaign to remind parents and students about the importance of attendance. Right now, you can find the "Don't Sleep on School" posters at River Ride Mall and soon city buses and buildings. Last year, Lynchburg City Schools had about 8,200 students enrolled and nearly 1,300 students missed 18 days or more. "It doesn't sound like a lot to a parent, 'My child just missed two days of school a month.'
Former Lynchburg high school coach set to stand trial for child sex crime
LYNCHBURG, Va. - Monday marks the beginning of the trial for a high school teacher charged with a child sex crime. Lynchburg police say Kelly Bryant was arrested in February for taking indecent liberties with a former student at Heritage High School in April 2009. Bryant coached volleyball for 18 years before retiring from that role in 2017, according to her Facebook page. School leaders said they were not aware of the incident. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.