School and sheriff’s officials say Tabb High School received threatening phone calls Wednesday, just days after an incident involving a para-educator and student wearing a Trump 2020 flag went viral on the internet.
The York County School Division said in a Facebook post the “threatening” calls came through shortly before noon Wednesday, and were in reference to the video.
It remains unclear what the callers said.
As a precaution, Tabb High School went under modified lockdown and after-school activities were canceled, according to the post.
WYDaily left messages for Katherine Goff, spokeswoman for York County School Division on her office, work and personal cellphone.
WYDaily also left voicemail messages for Victor Shandor, superintendent of YCSD and Jimmy Richardson, chairman of the YCSD school board.
Those messages were not immediately returned.
The Facebook post is not clear about how, or if, parents were notified of the phone calls.
The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office sent “at least two” additional deputies to the school for the day Wednesday, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Shelley Ward said.
“We are working closely with the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office as law enforcement investigates the phone calls,” the school division post said.
The sheriff’s office will also send more deputies to Tabb High School Thursday “to assist in maintaining a safe and orderly environment” and “simply as a precaution and reassurance to families,” the division said.
“As staff continue to work with law enforcement, we would like to ask our community’s assistance in this matter as well,” the post said. “Please use this as an opportunity to talk as a family about the importance of reporting concerns and the dangers of using social media to create or advance rumors and misinformation related to this incident.”