Honaker High School lockdown lifted, threat deemed not credible by responders


UPDATE: The lockdown status of Honaker High School was lifted around 2:05 p.m. on September 27, according to Director Gregory Brown. Students returned to regular class schedules after authorities determined the threat was not credible, Brown said.

HONAKER, Va. (WJHL) — A Southwest Virginia high school is on lockdown Monday afternoon after reportedly receiving a threat.

According to Russell County Director of Schools Gregory Brown, a threat was received at Honaker High School shortly after noon.

Brown said authorities are at the school and investigating the validity of the threat.

While police investigate, students will remain at the school and in lockdown, Brown told News Channel 11.

No other schools in the district are affected, according to Brown. No details regarding the exact nature of the threat have been released.

This is a developing story. Stay with News Channel 11 online and on-air for updates.

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