Highland County Sheriff’s Office Statement on Two HCPS Threats


In a statement released Thursday, February 29 from the Highland County Sheriff’s office, Sheriff Bob Kelly said:

“On Tuesday, 2/27 and Wednesday 2/28 the Sheriff’s Office was called to Highland County Public Schools to investigate and assist the school when written statements that made threats to people at the school were found. The Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation. The intimidating remarks that happened, both days, are being taken seriously and we are gathering information. The investigation has led us to recommend that the school continue to stay open, and the students and staff are not in immediate danger. But as a precaution we are asking the State Police to assist with their dog to check the school building. The Sheriff’s Office will have more details when we can share them with you.”


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Brit Chambers is a resident of Highland County, Virginia and a news reporter for Allegheny Mountain Radio. She loves living in a small town and relishes the outdoor adventures and community feeling that Highland has to offer. Brit has a background in journalism, marketing, and public relations and spends her free time reading good books, baking sourdough bread, and hiking with her family.

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