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Social media post prompts alerts at West End high schools

Posted at 11:41 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 17:59:15-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Godwin High School and Tucker High School were placed in "lock and teach" mode Wednesday morning, according to Henrico County Public Schools spokesperson Andy Jenks.

"A social media post was brought to our attention concerning two of our local high schools [Godwin and Tucker]," a Henrico Police spokesperson said. "Police remain in the areas and continue to investigate the situation and have partnered with schools. NO active threat at this time."

Godwin Principal Leigh Dunavant said the threat involved a former Godwin student who "posed a concern to the Godwin community."

"[Henrico Police] have assured us that they have control of the situation and that there is no need to continue to be concerned," her email to parents read. "We are now going to move into restricted movement for the 4th period and lunches on an alternative bell schedule."

Godwin seniors who leave school on an early release will be permitted to do so.

Godwin is located along the 2100 Pump Road in western Henrico.

Tucker is located about five miles away along the 2900 block of Parham Road.

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