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Lockdown ends at George Wythe High School, Wythe County Technology Center after social media threat

UPDATE

Authorities said that a social media threat that shut down George Wythe High School and Wythe County Technology Center was not credible.

According to the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office, the threat was made from a home outside of the county.

ORIGINAL STORY

Students at George Wythe High School and the Wythe County Technology Center are now being released after a lockdown initiated by a social media threat on Monday evening.

Virginia State Police were called in to help with the investigation as K-9s performed a sniff search.

Students were safely in classrooms throughout the lockdown, according to Wytheville Police.

It’s not clear what the social media threat was that triggered the lockdown.


Source: WSLS News 10

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