Elementary Schools in Virginia Evacuated After Bomb Threat

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
January 11, 2016 Updated: January 11, 2016

An elementary school in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and another in Gainesville, Virginia, were evacuated on Monday following a bomb threat, police said.

The threat was first reported at Ferry Farm Elementary School, according to the Stafford Sheriff’s Office, as reported by local news outlet Fredericksburg.com.

“The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is exercising an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of students and faculty,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Students were evacuated and sent to nearby Dixon-Smith Middle School via bus.

ABC-7 reported that that two other schools–Glenkirk Elementary School and Lexington Park Elementary School–received threats on Monday.

Glenkirk Elementary School, located in Gainesville, was evacuated following an “unconfirmed phone threat” around 12 p.m ET, police said. Those students were sent to Marsteller Middle School.

Officials said the students were safe and under full supervision.

Lexington Park Elementary School was briefly placed on lockdown at 10:50 a.m. after someone called in that a bomb would “go off in 30 seconds,” officials told ABC-7.