Multiple Threats to Our Schools-VBPD Investigating Each One Thoroughly

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

We have become aware of multiple threats via social media towards multiple schools in our jurisdiction. It is our understanding that multiple schools across the country are experiencing the same.

 Each Threat we receive is being thoroughly and aggressively investigated. When charges are appropriate they are being sought. The Virginia Beach Police Department is working closely with Safe Schools and the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney to ensure the safety of our community, especially our youth.

We continue to encourage you and your children that if you "see something, say something", reemphasizing that the most appropriate way to report such an incident is by calling the police, not reposting it  through social media.

Regarding the current investigations, they are ongoing at this time, we will release further details once they become available. We would like to reiterate that your children's safety is our priority, and we are taking action.

MPO Linda Kuehn

Virginia Beach Police Department

Public Affairs Officer