MECKLENBURG COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Three schools in the South Hill area of Mecklenburg County were placed on lockdown due to reports of an individual in the woods with a ‘high-powered weapon.’
Mecklenburg County Public Schools said Park View High School, Park View Middle School and South Hill Elementary were all placed on lockdown at around 1:30 p.m., per the sheriff’s office recommendation.
Authorities say any imminent threats to students no longer remain. all schools will open on schedule and buses will run on time Friday.
Officers will be available at each campus for reassurance of safety and to answer any questions.
“The concern is an individual in the vicinity of Park View H. S. in the woods across from the school in possession of a high powered weapon,” the school district posted on Facebook.
Mecklenburg County Public Schools thanked local and state police for working “so diligently to assure the safety and welfare of our students and schools.”
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