COVID-19 causes cancellation of upcoming Jefferson Forest football game
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – We’re seeing another high school football game get canceled because of the coronavirus. Individuals associated with the Jefferson Forest High School football team have a known exposure to a COVID-positive person, according to a school division spokesman. Due to this, Friday’s scheduled game between Jefferson Forest and Liberty Christian Academy is canceled. Also, the junior varsity game against LCA on Monday, March 8, is canceled as well. As part of VDH guidelines, all football practices have also been temporarily suspended.
Signs for seniors: High school students visit Lynchburg retirement home
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Some local students are using their time off from school to help bring smiles to local seniors. Four students from Jefferson Forest High School gathered in the Elms of Lynchburg retirement home parking lot on Monday afternoon, carrying homemade signs in their hands and smiles on their faces. “It was so exciting.”Jefferson Forest senior Melanie Pratt credits her father for the idea. We have other things to think about, yes, because we are seniors but we’re also thinking about the other seniors," Rosado said. Judging by the smiles and waves from the seniors in the retirement home, the message seemed to have gotten across.
Jefferson Forest High School student arrested for alleged social media threat
A Jefferson Forest High School student is in custody after authorities say they made a threat on social media. Authorities say they were notified about it Friday morning. Bedford County Sheriffs school resource officers identified the person who made the threat, and after a short investigation, a Jefferson Forest High School student was reportedly taken into custody and charged with making the threat. According to authorities, the investigation revealed there was no direct threat to the school. Deputies say the student was taken to the Lynchburg Detention Home.
'Good first steps': Jefferson Forest parent reacts to resolution for civil rights investigation
That's what one parent is saying now that the Department of Education is investigating Jefferson Forest High School for violating civil rights laws. School leaders in Bedford County have still not said what led to the investigation. A resolution agreement details what the school will do to resolve the issue, which includes allowing visits from the Office of Civil Rights. One man who removed his daughter from Jefferson Forest High after the incident said the investigation shows the leaders are taking parents' concerns very seriously. "Looking at what they've proposed and what they've asked Jefferson Forest to deliver, I think they're good first steps," said Lyman Connor, the parent of a Jefferson Forest High student.
Narcan in school clinics?
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. - School administrators in Bedford County said they do not want Narcan available in school clinics. This comes after a deputy saved a Jefferson Forest High School student using the opioid overdose-reversal drug earlier this month. The issue of having Narcan in schools was brought up during the school board meeting Thursday night. Some board members said nurses should carry Narcan, while others opposed it. The issue will be discussed again at the next school board meeting Nov.14.
Deputy uses Narcan to save Bedford County high school student's life
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. - A Jefferson Forest High School student was taken to the hospital after receiving a dose of Narcan to save the child's life. At 9 a.m. Friday, a Bedford County deputy administered the drug, generically known as naloxone, to an unresponsive student, according to the school district. After the drug was administered, first responders took the student to a hospital. The school district says the student was alive when taken to the hospital. The district is asking parents to remind their children that students should never ingest something if they don't know what it is.