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Goochland High School adds extra security after ‘threats of violence’

Posted: 1:22 AM, Oct 09, 2015
Updated: 2015-10-09 06:11:38-04
Goochland High School adds extra security after ‘threats of violence’

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. -- Goochland High School is the latest area school to increase security after threats of violence were announced Thursday. School leaders addressed the threats and rumors with parents and students via Facebook Thursday night.

The statement read in part:

"We are aware of these threats and have been working diligently with law enforcement to determine an appropriate response. Additionally, as we have been made aware of students that are involved in this incident we have asked our law enforcement partners to contact or visit families of the rumored student(s) this evening if they have not already been in touch with the families."

"Whereas our investigation has not led us to believe there are any credible threats, we are handling each students' situation per our student code of conduct and our law enforcement partners are also considering consequences."

They said they do not believe there is a credible threat at this time; however to ensure the security of the school, they will have an additional law enforcement presence throughout the day Friday.

Goochland joins Colonial Heights Middle School and Highland Springs High as area schools that responded to threats Thursday. Two other Henrico schools also dealt with threats recently.