Criminal and disciplinary action for threats made on April 7 and 18
ROANOKE – A student has been charged with making threats at William Byrd High School on April 7 and April 18. We are cooperating with the Roanoke County Police Department to seek criminal charges and we are taking appropriate disciplinary action. We commend the staff at William Byrd High School and the Roanoke County Police Department for their thorough investigation to bring this matter to a close.
Due to federal student privacy laws, we cannot release any further information about this case.
We continue to investigate threats made April 15 and 18 at Northside High School, the threat discovered April 19 at Hidden Valley High School and the threat made April 21 at William Byrd High School. Anyone with information is asked to contact the school administration or the Roanoke County Police Department.
Roanoke County Police have charged a student at William Byrd High School with making threats at the school on April 7 and April 18. Threatening messages were discovered written in a girl’s bathroom.
Charges include: One count of Threats to bomb or damage buildings or means of transportation; false information as to danger to such buildings etc. (Sec. §18.2-83 of the Code of Virginia). One count of Threats of death or bodily injury; threats to commit serious bodily harm to persons on school property (Sec. §18.2-60 of the Code of Virginia). Both are felony charges.
Police continue to investigate similar threats made at Northside High School on April 15 and 18, as well as at Hidden Valley High School on April 19. Police will be investigating another threat made today at William Byrd High School.