Kecoughtan HS student charged after bomb threat

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 24 at 6:05 AM

Kecoughtan High School

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UPDATE 4:10 p.m.: A 17-year-old Kecoughtan student has been charged with one count of threatening to bomb.

UPDATE: At 1:55 p.m., school officials updated the situation saying, "The students returned to class because the police determined in the process of the investigation that there is no threat and the students are not in danger. They will be releasing more information." 

Parents who show up to pick up their children can leave with them; otherwise, the school day will continue and end at the usual time.

HAMPTON-A bomb threat cut short the school day at Kecoughtan High School in Hampton. The threat was made in a phone call around 12:15 p.m. Monday.  

Hampton Schools spokeswoman Diana Gulotta tells WVEC.com, "Because of the time required to search the building, we will have an early dismissal at Kecoughtan today. We are currently notifying parents."

She said the students were evacuated and are waiting outside as authorities make their way through the school on Woodland Road.

On the WVEC13 Facebook page, Angela Brinson Wells wrote, "I just heard from another parent that some of the kids are over by the baseball field and another group of kids on the other side are being moved off the property towards Elizabeth Lakes."

Catrina Clark-Williams added, "Right now, not much is being said other than a recording about a note found with a bomb threat on it. No one is allowed on or off the property at this time as well."

Angie Griswold Vidt said, "They received a bomb threat letter, they wont let any kids leave unless their parents come get them. My daughter drives and gets out at 1 and they wont let her leave until I come to the school."

At 1:55 p.m., school officials updated the situation saying, "The students returned to class because the police determined in the process of the investigation that there is no threat and the students are not in danger. They will be releasing more information."

 

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