BREAKING: Northside High And Middle Sheltering In Place

UPDATE 2:15PM

After a search by Roanoke County and Virginia State police, no weapons were found. Police further confirm the rumor was not credible.  Lockdown has been lifted.


Original Story

Northside High School and Northside Middle School have been told to shelter in place for police to investigate a rumor of a possible weapon at the high school.

Roanoke County Public Schools spokesperson Chuck Lionberger said it's being done as a precaution.

Right now, it is only a rumor and is unconfirmed.

Police said they have been made aware of the rumor and officers responded to campus to investigate.

Updates for this story: ABC 13

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