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Schools across Virginia receive non-credible threats
Several schools across the Commonwealth received direct calls of active shooter incidents around 3 p.m. Sept. 19.
Out of an abundance of caution all schools involved were placed in lockdown with the threats being deemed not credible after authorities thoroughly investigated.
Students were released at approximately 4 p.m..
Virginia State Police report that at least 5 schools received similar calls at approximately the same time.
Schools in Culpeper, Charlottesville along with Shenandoah, Warren and Mecklenburg Counties all received similar calls.
The calls came from an out of state number with attempts to call the number back could not be completed.
It is believed the calls were an attempt at swatting or spoofing authorities.
Calls that came in to Shenandoah County led to some confusion as School Resource Officers were already at the school and reported no such incidents.
Virginia State Police continue to investigate the situations in all jurisdictions.
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