Modified lockdown lifted at Charlottesville schools

Elias Hubbard
October 12, 2017

Schools in the city of Charlottesville in the USA on Wednesday were put on lockdown after a threatening post on social media.

On Wednesday, all schools in the USA city of Charlottesville were put on lockdown after receiving a warning message by the Federal Bureau of Investigation following a threat posted on social media, which expressed discontent with recent events in the city, the local police reported.

The release goes on to say that police now do not have any information on the identity of the poster who made the threatening comment and adds that police officers have been stationed at every public school and "many" of the private schools in the city.

"We took the information very seriously because he apparently referenced being displeased with the events in Charlottesville and then expressed admiration for the recent events in Las Vegas", said city police Lt. L.A. Durrette, according to the Daily Progress.

In a call to parents, a city schools spokesperson says the post specifically addressed warrants that have been issued for the arrest of Deandre Harris, who is facing a felony charge in connection with an assault that occurred on August 12 during the Unite the Right rally.

However, police officers will still be posted at all city schools and numerous area's private schools on Thursday.

The FBI said there was no longer any immediate threat to school students, but additional police coverage will be provided to ensure safety.

All Charlottesville City Schools will be working on a modified lock-down today.

Parents were told students at city schools would stay indoors when possible and would be supervised when they had to be outside.

The precautionary measures were put in place at the request of Charlottesville City Police, who are monitoring the situation, Cheuk said.

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