Thursday, November 7, 2013, 1:20 p.m.
(Fincastle, VA) – The Office of the Division Superintendent of Botetourt County Schools in cooperation with the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Department announces an update to today’s Lord Botetourt High School lockdown.
Lord Botetourt High School conducted a lockdown today at 10:30 a.m. after a written bomb threat was discovered. The threat was on a stall door in a restroom.
The building was not evacuated based upon the threat assessment conducted by school administration and the school resource officer in accordance with the school crisis plan.
After a thorough search of the building and grounds was conducted by school staff, Botetourt County Sheriff’s deputies, and other cooperating agencies, no evidence of a bomb or other threat was found. The lockdown ended at approximately 1:15 p.m.
The School Division expresses appreciation to all agencies involved for their support related to the evolving situation today.
–submitted by Betty Holland
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* The Roanoke Times has updates here.