Warhill High School put on soft lockdown

Posted at 4:00 PM, Feb 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-28 16:00:15-05

James City County, Va. – A school was put on lockdown on Friday after a dispute among students, police tell NewsChannel 3.

Officials say between 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. on Friday, February 28, James City County Police were questioning some students at Warhill High School about a threat that had been made against a student because of an ongoing dispute between two students.

As a result, some of the students involved became upset, police say, and accused others of “snitching,” which caused a disturbance. Police say several students were getting ready to fight.

The students were quickly separated by police, staff, and other students.

The school was placed on a “soft lockdown” and four male students were removed from the school and later released to a parent.

Two students involved are brothers, ages 14 and 16. The other two students are age 14 and age 16.

James City County Police will be seeking petitions to charge the four students with disorderly conduct. No one was injured during this incident.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they are released.