No gun found after threat leads to lockdown at Giles High School

Lockdown at Giles High School, 11.10.21
Lockdown at Giles High School, 11.10.21(WDBJ7)
Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 11:21 AM EST
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GILES COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Wednesday’s lockdown at Giles High School in Giles County has been lifted.

Giles County Public Schools posted this information:

A Facebook post from the sheriff’s office reads:

At this time normal school activities have resumed and the lockdown has been lifted. Our office is conducting an investigation into the matter and no further details will be released. We are thankful for the work of our school safety team that consists of members of both GCPS and GCSO staff.

ORIGINAL STORY: Everyone is safe during a lockdown at Giles High School Wednesday morning, according to Giles County Public Schools and the Giles County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a school district Facebook post, “Out of an abundance of caution, Giles High School went into a lock-down situation this morning. The reason for this was due to a threat being made regarding a weapon. GCPS is working with Giles County Sheriff’s Department representatives at this time to resolve this issue. Our students are safe within their classrooms and further updates will be provided as soon as possible.”

Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Scott Moye told WDBJ7, “I can confirm that we have deputies at GHS and that everyone is safe.”

Stay with WDBJ7 for updates on this developing story.

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