Glen Allen High School officials to address students about recent security scares

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — School leaders will address the recent security scares at Glen Allen High School on Thursday.

Glen Allen’s principal, Gwen E. Miller, says all students will attend assemblies today about the consequences of making threats to the school.

The school was evacuated Wednesday morning for the second day in a row after a threatening message was found in a bathroom. Officials say the handwritten note indicated a threat toward the school and students. Shortly after, students were sent out onto the football field, police gave the “all clear” around 12 p.m. and students returned to class.

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


A 14-year-old student has been found responsible. Police say the teen has been referred to juvenile intake for threatening to bomb or damage buildings.

Yesterday was 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 crews searched the building for threats. At one point, a suspicious package was found in a classroom, but bomb 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.

Stay with 8News for the latest on this developing story.




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