Thursday, April 18, 2024

York High student who allegedly wrote threat arrested

The York County School Division has identified the student responsible for writing the threat in the girls bathroom at York High School on Thursday.

“While the investigation has revealed that there was no intent to fulfill the threat and students and staff were not at risk, the student will face appropriate disciplinary action in accordance with the York County School Division Student Handbook and Conduct Code,” Katherine Goff, spokeswoman for York County Schools, wrote in a news release.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office identified the student as Lyndsey Brooks Scarborough, 18. She was arrested and charged with threats to commit serious bodily harm to persons on school property, a Class-6 felony, and destruction of property.

Scarborough was taken to Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail and was later released on an unsecured bond, the sheriff’s office said.

She’s a York High School student.

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On Thursday a threat was found on the girl’s bathroom wall at York High School. After the threat was discovered, the school district sent out automated voicemails to parents about the incident and the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office started interviewing students.

Authorities said the threat was written on a single bathroom tile: “On March 6th, I am going to shoot 3 people who have harmed me. This is your warning.”

“This was a poor decision with very serious implications,” said Victor Shandor, superintendent of York County Schools. “While this incident is the result of a prank, the York County School Division, along with the Sheriff’s Office, will continue to take each and every report seriously.”

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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