BEDFORD, Va. (WSET) — Students at Liberty High School in Bedford were placed under lockdown on Wednesday afternoon due to an unfounded threat that led to two students being taken into custody.
According to a letter sent to parents obtained by ABC13, the school was placed on active lockdown at 2 p.m. due to a reported threat.
The letter stated that law enforcement officials are on the scene and have secured all buildings to ensure the safety of staff and students.
At this time, the school said to parents that there is no active threat.
Student dismissal is expected to proceed as normal. The district also shared that more information will be shared with parents as they receive it.
According to Sheriff Mike Miller with the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, two Liberty HS students were taken into custody for the"unsubstantiated threat" on the school.
Miller said charges are pending for the students and that one is a juvenile and the other is an adult.
Milled shared with the media that at no time during the investigation was there a gun found on campus and that no shots were fired.
He also said no one was in danger at any time and the large police presence and ambulances were part of their training for lockdown situations such as these.
The School District also shared a letter with parents we have included in this story.
The message contains advice for parents with concerned or scared children, as well as how to help students cope with the lockdown's effects.
Multiple law enforcement agencies responded including the Bedford Police Department, Bedford County Sheriff's Office, and Virginia State Police.