Honaker High School lockdown lifted, threat deemed not credible by responders

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UPDATE: The lockdown status of Honaker High School was lifted around 2:05 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, according to Director Gregory Brown. Students returned to regular class schedules after authorities determined the threat was not credible, Brown says.


HONAKER, Va. (WJHL) — A Southwest Virginia high school is on lockdown Monday afternoon after reportedly receiving a threat.

According to Russell County Director of Schools Gregory Brown, a threat was received at Honaker High School shortly after noon on Monday, Sept. 27.

Brown said authorities are at the school and investigating the validity of the threat.

While police investigate, students will remain at the school and in lockdown, Brown told WFXR’s sister station.

No other schools in the district are affected, according to Brown. No details regarding the exact nature of the threat have been released.

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