UPDATE: BVPD says “no threat ever existed” at Virginia High

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BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – UPDATE 12:15 p.m. – Bristol Virginia Police say “no threat ever existed” at Virginia High.

According to a press release, BVPD was notified Monday night of a potential threat to Virginia High School by a student. Authorities were told the threat was made through a social media outlet.

After an investigation, the student was identified, and not allowed to attend school on August 27th.

Detectives determined “no threat ever existed” and that the reported incident was unfounded.


BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – UPDATE: The student who made an alleged threat on social media towards Virginia High School is now with investigators.

Brisotl Virginia Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Keith Perrigan told News Channel 11 that the student will not be in school today.

The student is currently speaking with investigators.

Dr. Perrigan said word of the threat eventually reached staff after multiple students began telling one another and spreading the word about it.

The additional police presence will still be at the school today as an extra precaution.

“We do not believe any of our students are in any danger, but we will continue with the police presence for peace of mind,” Dr. Perrigan said.

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Bristol Virginia Police are investigating after a third-party threat was allegedly made to a local high school.

Bristol Public School Superintendent Keith Perrigan tweeted saying the threat was allegedly made by a student Monday night to Virginia High School.

So far, the threat has not been verified.

Perrigan said additional police presence will be at the school Tuesday morning to provide extra safety.

Perrigan said the investigation will continue.

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