Person in custody after possible threat of self-harm by former Alleghany County High student; all county schools briefly on lock-out status

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This phone call is for all ACPS parents to make you aware that our schools are currently using a modified lockdown protocol just as a precautionary measure, based on information law enforcement has given us related to an investigation they are conducting. During a modified lockdown, we do not use our playgrounds or athletic fields but students and staff are able to move around inside the buildings without any restrictions. To be clear, no threat has been made to our schools. We are merely assisting our law enforcement partners in their work. Thank you!

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ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Schools in Alleghany County were briefly on lock-out status after authorities received a tip of a former student threatening self-harm in front of students at the high school.

Alleghany County Sheriff’s said it received the tip at approximately 11:25 a.m. on Thursday.

Out of precaution, the school was placed on lock-out status. A Facebook post from the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office at 1:13 p.m. said it had a person in custody “under an Emergency Custody Order” and the lock-out would be “released shortly.”

The lock-out limited the ability of people to enter the school.

“As such, no individual other than law enforcement and authorized school personnel will be allowed into the building until the matter is resolved,” according to the sheriff’s office Facebook post.

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