Adult male taken into custody at Thalia Elementary School

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Police identified the suspect, 22 year old Joseph Andrew Miller, of Virginia Beach. He was arrested and charged with Trespass on School Property and Distrubing the Peace. He is currently being held on a no bond status. 

On May 29, 2018, at 8:08 a.m. Virginia Beach Police responded to a suspicious person case at Thalia Elementary School located at 421 Thalia Road. Once on scene, police detained an adult male who had entered the school and was located in the gymnasium. The male was unarmed. There were no students in the gymnasium during the time the male was in the school. School officials and School Safety Officers were in the gymnasium with the male. This case is still currently being investigated. The school has released information to the parents. The school was placed on lockdown briefly until police arrived on scene. They are no longer on lock down, and there are no students in danger. More information will follow pending further investigation.  

MPO LM Bauder,

Public Affairs Office