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Juvenile in custody after LPD executes search warrant on 3rd St., lockouts at LCS

LPD fulfills a search warrant on 3rd Street on January 12, 2023. (Credit: Mia Nelson/WSET)
LPD fulfills a search warrant on 3rd Street on January 12, 2023. (Credit: Mia Nelson/WSET)
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E.C. Glass High School and Dearington Elementary School were placed on lockout for a short time on Thursday morning.

Lynchburg City Schools said this was due to police activity in the area.

According to the Lynchburg Police Department, at 10:28 a.m., members of the LPD’s Tactical Unit along with members of the Criminal Investigations Unit executed a search warrant in the area of 3rd Street and Page Street.

As a result, a male juvenile was arrested on the scene for the following outstanding warrants:

  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Underage possession of a firearm
  • Probation violation

In an abundance of caution, E.C. Glass went on lockout and then Dearington Elementary followed shortly after. Once the juvenile was taken into custody, without incident, LPD said the lockout was lifted.

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According to LCS, students and staff were safe, classes were still in session and there were no police officers near the school during the incident.

LCS said lockouts are used to secure the school from a potential threat taking place outside.

"During a lockout, access to the building is restricted, but limited movement can take place within the building. No one is allowed to enter or exit the school until the lockout is lifted," according to LCS's website.

At 11:48 p.m., LPD said one person was in custody and that they were clearing the scene.

As of 12:05 p.m., both lockouts were lifted.

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