Henrico police investigating ‘disturbing threat’ against 3 high schools

Posted at 10:45 PM, Mar 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-08 23:13:53-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police are investigating what school officials are calling an apparent "disturbing threat" posted on social media targeting three high schools in Henrico County Thursday.

Officials with Henrico County Public Schools said they are aware of the message mentioning Glen Allen, Deep Run and Godwin high schools.

"Our superintendent has been in touch with the chief of police and the matter is being investigated at this hour," Henrico Schools officials posted on Twitter.

Administrators said they would provide additional details once more information was available.

The district credited students and families for alerting them to the "concerning situation to our attention."

Several parents contacted WTVR CBS 6 about the message.

"A friend just shared this on Facebook," one woman wrote. "It is a screenshot from a Snapchat being passed around between students at Glen Allen High School."

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