GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A student at Greensville County High School was killed Wednesday night, and retaliatory threats forced the school to be closed Thursday, according to Greensville County Public Schools officials.

Schools superintendent Dr. Kelvin Edwards told 8News the threats came via social media. The high school was the only school in the district to be closed on Thursday. The superintendent said the student killed was a 10th grader.

The Greensville County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the threats.

Virginia State Police confirmed to 8News on Friday through its Bureau of Criminal Investigation, which worked alongside the Greensville and Sussex County Sheriff’s Offices, that a 17 year old killed in a shooting on Dec. 1 at the intersection of S. Braxton Avenue and Mayes Street was the 10th grader Edwards was referring to.

Officials say an “altercation” occurred between passengers of two vehicles that started on Route 301 and continued into Greensville County. It ended at the intersection of Braxton Avenue and Mayes Street with the death of the teenaged boy.

State Police are asking anyone who witnessed driving around Route 301, Mayes Street, or S. Braxton Avenue, prior to, OR after the incident occurred, or have any other possible information, to contact them. You can call VSP at 757-424-6800 or by emailing

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for updates.