UPDATE: Gloucester High School dismisses students early after bomb threat

Posted at 3:41 PM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 21:09:28-05

UPDATE: Virginia State Police and Gloucester Sheriff's office did a sweep of Gloucester High School, no suspicious items were found. 

An ongoing investigation is being done for the persons responsible for the threat. 

Classes will resume as normal on Friday.

Gloucester County, Va. - Gloucester High School students were dismissed early due to safety concerns, according to the Superintendent's office.

The Gloucester County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating a bomb threat at the school.

Early Thursday afternoon, a student reported that they saw writing inside of a bathroom stall that said a bomb was going to blow up the school.

Police and school officials are investigating when the message was written on the bathroom wall as well as who wrote the threat.

Students were dismissed at 2:30 p.m. instead of the usual 2:40 p.m. dismissal time as a precautionary measure. A sweep of the school is being conducted.

The Sheriff's Office does not believe any other schools have been threatened and the threat seems to be isolated to Gloucester High only.

All afternoon and evening activities have been cancelled, including a scheduled band concert.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 and as we receive more information.