Nearby assault prompts precautionary lockdown of Henrico elementary school

Posted at 2:35 PM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 14:51:45-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — An assault in the area near Ward Elementary school in Henrico prompted a lockdown just after 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19.

The assault was unrelated to the school.

The lockdown was instigated out of precaution, according to Henrico Police spokesman Lt. Chris Garrett.

The school is located at 3400 Darbytown Road.

There was no weapon involved in the assault, police added.

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