May 19, 2016
The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating the origin of threatening language that was left on a men’s room bathroom stall at Waynesboro High School earlier in the week. Waynesboro Public School staff is assisting the Police Department in the investigation.
On May 18, 2016 a WHS faculty member alerted school administration and the school resource officer about a message that had been found in a men’s room. The message indicated a threat against the high school, but no specific person. As part of investigation, officers have reviewed the school surveillance footage and interviewed several individuals. Also, K-9 teams designated for the detection of explosives were utilized do a thorough search of the campus. No threatening substances or devices were located.
The Police Department’s investigation into this situation is ongoing but has concluded that this incident was a hoax and no threat exists.
The seven K-9 teams from the Virginia State Police and Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office were in Richmond conducting monthly training and came in their training group to conduct the search.
Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact Captain Becky Meeks at (540) 942- 6736 or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 800 322-2017.