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.