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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Norfolk Police Department investigates social media threats made towards Norfolk Public Schools

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – The Norfolk Police Department is aware of social media threats that have been made towards several Norfolk Public Schools. An investigation has been started to identify the source of the social media posts, and the investigation is still ongoing. 

Following the recent school shooting in Newport News, the Norfolk Police Department took the steps necessary to add an increased police presence at all Norfolk Public Schools as a precautionary measure. 

Norfolk Police and Norfolk Public Schools want to assure the community that all threats or social media posts of a threatening nature that are made towards Norfolk Public School staff and/or students will be thoroughly investigated.

Anyone found posting threats on social media could be charged with a Class 6 Felony resulting in up to 12 months in jail and/or a $2500 fine.

Police encourage anyone with additional information about this incident to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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