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Extra officers to patrol Warhill High School in Williamsburg after threat

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Posted at 6:45 AM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-04 06:50:00-05

Williamsburg, Va. – Extra officers will be patrolling at Warhill High School in Williamsburg this morning after a threat.

Police learned a student planned to bring a weapon to school, but authorities have the student is not a threat.

There will be increased law enforcement at the school this morning just as a precaution.

Principal Jeff Carroll sent the following telephone message to all WHS families Thursday evening:

Good evening, this is Jeff Carroll, principal of Warhill High School.

This afternoon, there were several rumors about Warhill High School in our community and on social media. After a thorough investigation by the James City County Police Department, it was determined that a student made a statement to other students about bringing a weapon to Warhill High School. Police have determined that the student is not a threat to the safety of the school.

We also will conduct a school investigation and will take action, as appropriate. Additionally, while we are confident the school is safe, to help ease any concerns we will have an additional School Resource Officer at Warhill tomorrow.

I’d like to thank the families who shared their concerns with the police department. Please always remember that students and families are encouraged to contact us, and, when appropriate, law enforcement when there is knowledge of any threat to our students, staff and school. It is vital that we provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff, and we can help ensure that by working together to address any safety concerns.

Thank you for your support of Warhill High School, and, students, I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.