Police presence increased at Newport News school after social media threat made

Posted at 10:05 AM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 23:25:59-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - More police have been placed at Warwick High School in Newport News after a social media threat was made, according to Newport News Public Schools officials.

The threat was reportedly made on Instagram, but it is not known who made the post. It's also unknown whether the person was a student at the school or not.

Students on campus said "everybody was just paranoid. Like, everybody’s talking about it.”

Felix Cintron showed us the Instagram post.

“I took it serious because he said, 'You don’t have to believe me if you don’t want to,'" Cintron explained. 

Warwick High School is located at 51 Copeland Lane and has been a part of the city's school system since 1948. It currently serves around 1,500 students for grades 9-12.

The Newport News Police Department is still investigating the situation, and more information will be released as we follow this story.

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