Police have confirmed there is no active threat to the public after a student made comments threatening violence at James Blair Middle School Thursday.
James Blair Middle School parents received a message Friday morning before school advising them that a student had “made comments referencing violence” toward the middle school, Williamsburg-James City County Schools spokeswoman Eileen Cox said.
The student has not been charged with a crime, Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said. Police do not believe there is an active threat to the school or public.
The investigation is ongoing, he added.
“Student safety and wellness are priorities for everyone in WJCC Schools,” Cox said. “With that in mind, the principal at James Blair Middle School sent a message to parents this morning to make them aware of an issue that had been reported involving the school.”
Cox said the student made the comments Thursday. Other students overheard the comments and told administrators, who called police to investigate. Cox did not detail what the student said.
The student was not in class Friday, Cox said.
Both Cox and Riley declined to give information on the grade or gender of the student accused of making the comments. Riley said police typically do not release information on juveniles accused of crimes.
Cox said disciplinary action will be taken against the student according to the Code of Student Conduct. Cox declined to specify what the disciplinary action would be, as it is a student matter.
“As our community knows, there is a strong partnership between the schools and our local police departments,” Cox said. “And, we appreciate how quickly police were able to investigate this matter. Today, students were in class and engaged in their learning.”