14-year-old found responsible for threat that prompted another evacuation at Glen Allen High School

Students wait on the football field after being evacuated Wednesday from Glen Allen High School.

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A 14-year-old student has been found responsible for leaving a threatening message inside a Glen Allen High School bathroom Wednesday morning, prompting the school to evacuate for the second time in as many days.

For the second day in a row, students were sent out onto the football field as police investigated the threat. Shortly after 12 p.m., the ‘all clear’ was given and students returned to class.


We have received the “all clear” from Henrico Police. At this time students and staff are returning to the building and we will finish the day on schedule.

Thank you again for your concerns and attention. Dr. Miller will follow up again later this evening with additional details as we move forward.

Andy Jenks

Director, Communications and Public Relations

According to Henrico police, the juvenile male has been referred to juvenile intake for threatening to bomb or damage buildings.

Today makes the fourth threat at a Henrico County school within the past three weeks. At this time, police do not believe there is any connection between Wednesday’s incident and any previous incidents that occurred at Glen Allen High.

On Tuesday, a bomb threat was found written on a note planted in the school bathroom. Thousands of students were sent to the football field for about two hours while Henrico police and fire searched the building for threats.

At one point, someone thought they discovered a suspicious package in a classroom, but explosive sniffing dogs quickly proved that package was OK and that there were no explosives in the building.

Police are still trying to determine who wrote Tuesday’s bomb threat and left it in the bathroom. Investigators say if they find out, there’s a very good chance the person responsible could be charged with a crime.

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