Update on the situation that prompted a 'lock and hide' for some Henrico students

Posted at 5:20 PM, Jan 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-06 18:28:31-05

UPDATE: "Henrico Police have taken an adult male into custody," a Henrico Police spokesperson said Friday just before 6 p.m. "That individual is currently being medically evaluated. HPD and HCPS are working together to safely reunite students from a nearby school at St. Peter Baptist Church on Mountain Rd."

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Henrico Police have swarmed the area of Mountain Road and Woodman Road in Glen Allen to investigate reports of a person with a gun near a school.

In a letter to parents, administrators at Virginia Randolph, located at 2204 Mountain Road, said Friday afternoon dismissal was being delayed due to the police presence.

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"We have now moved into a 'lock and hide' based on recommendations from police as an extra layer of caution until the police situation has been resolved," the message read. "Everyone is safe, and I want to reiterate this is not a school incident, but we are acting out of an abundance of caution until the situation is resolved."

Henrico Police indicated the area would be "closed for the next few hours" as police "work to resolve the situation."

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