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Fredericksburg School Placed On Lockdown After Bomb Threat

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Fredericksburg, VA—A male student is in police custody after allegedly making a bomb threat at the Massaponax High School Tuesday afternoon. There was no bomb found, and no injuries.

Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office responded to the school, located at 8201 Jefferson Davis Highway in Fredericksburg, at approximately 11:25 AM for a reported bomb threat.

School officials became aware of the threat when a student approached the school resource officer after receiving a text message.

The school was immediately placed on lockdown, and students were escorted to another area on school property after an inspection of the grounds.

After a thorough search by several bomb sniffing canines from Spotsylvania, Stafford, Fauquier and Dulles Airport, no bomb was found. There were no injuries in this incident.

A 17-year-old male student enrolled at Massaponax High School was taken into custody, and is expected to be charged with making a bomb threat.  The student was not present at the school at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about this situation is asked the call the Sheriff's Office at (540) 582-7115.


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