All clear given after police respond to ‘possible threat’ at Henrico Co. school

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HENRICO Co., Va. (WTVR) - Police have given the all clear after a “possible threat” at a Glen Allen school along Mountain Road in Henrico County Wednesday afternoon, CBS 6 in Richmond reports.

Police were called to a report of a shooting in the 2200 block of Mountain Road just after 3 p.m.

Photo: WTVR

Officials with Henrico County Public Schools said officers received a call of a possible threat involving the Academy at Virginia Randolph.

“While we have not received word of anyone being hurt, or, located anyone who appears to be a threat, police are still on campus, going room-by-room to make sure our students and staff are safe,” Principal Jesse Casey said.

Officials said police set up a “parent reunification area” at St. Peter’s Church accessible from the Route 1 side of Mountain Road because parents could not come to the school.

Sources told WTVR reporter Jon Burkett that they did not believe there was an active shooter at the school, but officers conducted a sweep as a precaution.

More than six dozen officers were assigned to the call, according to those sources.

“This is a very serious situation out here,” Burkett said at the time.

Henrico Police said there were no reported injuries and no confirmed reports of gunfire.

Around 4:30 p.m., the school district said there was no evidence of a weapon that's been used and that Virginia Randolph was working on a dismissal plan.

After police inspected the entire campus and went door-to-door, investigators confirmed about an hour later that no weapons were fired and no one was hurt.

Students were dismissed as authorities continue their investigation.

Stay with News 3 for updates. 

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