UPDATE: Students released after lockdown at George Wythe HS, Wythe County Technology Center


UPDATE 5:55 p.m.: The superintendent of Wythe County Public Schools, Scott Jefferies, released a statement to WFXR News regarding Tuesday afternoon’s lockdown.

“GWHS and WCTC have been thoroughly searched and the all clear has been given. We will now begin room by room dismissal. We appreciate the cooperation of all our students, faculty and families. We thank law enforcement for their immediate response and thorough search of our facilities. “

Scott Jefferies, Ed.D., Superintendent of Wythe County Public Schools

UPDATE: 5:40 p.m. The Wytheville Police Department says students are being released at George Wythe High School and at the Wythe County Technology Center after being placed on lockdown due to a social media threat.

At 5:23 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, the department posted online that, at that time, students remained in lockdown while police dogs with VSP did a search of the area.

Police say someone reported a delivery driver as a suspicious person, which was determined to be an unfounded report.

According to authorities, the social media threat is being traced back to one person and no active search is being conducted at this time.

WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Police in Wytheville confirmed that students are currently in lockdown at George Wythe High School and at the Wythe County Technology Center, across the street.

The Wytheville Police Department says the lockdown was put in place due to a social media threat, which is being investigated by the Wythe School Board, the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office. Both Wytheville police officers and Virginia State Police are also at the scene.

Authorities say that students are being kept safe inside of their classrooms at this time.

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