Police respond to possible threats made at Woodrow Wilson High School

Posted at 12:10 PM, May 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-12 20:42:02-04

Portsmouth, Va. - Police are investigating threats that appeared on social media regarding a possible incident around lunchtime at Woodrow Wilson High School, according to Portsmouth Public Schools officials.

The superintendent’s office received numerous phone calls from parents, officials say. Police are aware of the situation. Additional police officers were sent to the school as a precaution, NewsChannel 3 has learned.

Some students contacted their parents to pick them up. Those students will be excused.

"When I got here the first time, students were running everywhere. Everybody was leaving," says parent Tara Wilson.

Police are still investigating. The threats do not appear to be credible at this point, according to school officials. The school is not on lockdown.

Woodrow Wilson High School is where 17-year-old Jayzavia T. Hill attended school. He was shot and killed while walking up to his cousin's house on Saturday night.

Students say tensions are high at the school. Several say the threats were connected to the shooting over the weekend.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.