Danville Police increase patrols around Christian schools, after potential threat in Virginia

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Danville Police advise vigilance to private Christian schools in the area, after learning of a potential threat to private Christian schools in the Commonwealth.

According to a post on Danville Police’s Facebook page, the potential threat “did not come from this area and was not directed toward any specific school in this area. The law enforcement agency where the threat originated from is investigating.”

Danville Police have increased patrols of private Christian schools in the area.

Law enforcement, while advising caution, wants to emphasize that no threat has been made in the area.

“We understand how any news of a threat to a school can cause concern, especially when national headlines are constantly filled with news about violence in schools. We want to reiterate there was no specific threat made to any schools in this area,” states the post.

Here is the full post:

“We received a regional law enforcement bulletin yesterday regarding a potential threat made by an individual toward private Christian schools in Virginia. Law enforcement agencies routinely disseminate these intelligence bulletins. The threat did not come from this area and was not directed toward any specific school in this area. The law enforcement agency where the threat originated from is investigating. Out of an abundance of precaution we spoke with our local private Christian schools and advised them to remain vigilant. Additionally, we increased our patrols in the area of private Christian schools in the community.


We are committed to keeping our children safe and that is why we chose to pass the information on to the schools so that their leadership could make decisions they believed were in the best interest of their students. We understand how any news of a threat to a school can cause concern, especially when national headlines are constantly filled with news about violence in schools. We want to reiterate there was no specific threat made to any schools in this area.”

– City of Danville Police Department

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