Police are investigating a bomb threat that was directed towards Petersburg High School Tuesday morning in Petersburg, Virginia. Students have been moved from the section of the school where the threat was made have been relocated to another section of the building.
Authorities say that “the school is on lockdown, and everyone is working to keep students and staff members safe.”
The lockdown at Petersburg High School is just the latest in a string of lockdowns, bomb threats, and shootings that have plagued the United States. Over the course of the past few years, shootings such as these have been a scourge upon the country and people have struggled with coming up with a solution. Lockdowns have become all too common as a means of protection when students and faculty are in danger and today is no different.
This incident follows similar incidents at Dodd Middle School in Connecticut, Windham Public Schools also in Connecticut, Pacoima Middle School in Los Angeles, Millennium Middle School in Florida, and US Grant High School in Oklahoma, which are just some of the places where events such as this have occurred.