SUFFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Metal detectors and additional police officers greeted students at Nansemond River High School Wednesday after a threat made on social media.
Suffolk Public Schools spokeswoman Bethanne Bradshaw told 13News Now school personnel who received the threat contacted the Suffolk Police Department.
Principal Daniel O'Leary, Jr. sent a letter to members of the school community explaining the situation.
He said, in part:
"Based on general information received late Tuesday through a social media site, a decision was made to implement metal detector checkpoints this morning as a proactive safety measure to help ensure a smooth running school day."
O'Leary added that the administrative investigation as well as the police investigation into the information that was posted continued.