Updated FCSO investigation of school threat

A report from Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) School Safety Division indicates that the investigate into the online social media threat involving a Frederick County Public School continues.

The threat alluded to someone coming to a school with the intent to cause harm to others on Sept. 6.

After an initial investigation and assessment the threats were not believed to be credible.

Despite that out of an abundance of caution extra resources were deployed to the school.

Anyone with information about the threat or persons responsible for them is asked to contact the FCSO with any information.

it is important to note that either written or computerized threats of this type toward  persons at a school or a school sponsored event  is a class 6 felony offense in the state of Virginia and punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

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Fatal accident involving Fauqiuer County deputy

Virginia State Police responded to an accident in Fauquier County at the intersection of Route 17 and Granite Street at 10:44 on Friday morning.

One of the two cars involved was a Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office vehicle.

The driver of the other car died on the scene.

The passenger was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

The deputy also went to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation for the incident is ongoing and the names of the individuals have not been released.

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Shooting in Blacksburg leaves 1 dead 4 injured

Before midnight last night, Blacksburg Police responded to a shots fired report at a hookah lounge.

One person was killed and four others were injured including one Virginia Tech student.

The injured individuals were transported to the hospital and the extent of their injuries is unknown.

The names of the victims have not been released and the investigation is still ongoing.

No arrests have been announced at the moment but authorities were pursuing up to four suspects.

The campus ended lock-down orders at 3:18 AM but urged students to avoid downtown.

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WCSO investigates inmate death

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office announced that an inmate at R.S.W. Regional Jail has passed due to a likely overdose.

Jonte Gebrell Smith, 21, was found unconscious and unresponsive along with his cellmate after midnight on December 12th, 2021.

Both men were given Narcan, but Smith did not have a response while his cellmate did.

Both were transported to Warren Memorial Hospital.

Shortly later Smith was pronounced dead.

The other inmate received treatment and was sent back to the jail.

The investigation is still ongoing and those with information about the case should contact Investigator Powell of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

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