Sheriff’s Office Deems Threat Toward Dominion High Not Legitimate

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a student’s threat to harm people at Dominion High School today is not legitimate.

Last night a student posted a photo of guns on Facebook and the words “You don’t have to come to school tomorrow.”

Dominion Principal John Brewer contacted the Sheriff’s Office and sent an email to parents at 10:30 p.m. to notify them about the threat. “I just want you to know that we take any threat seriously. I have every confidence in the Sheriff’s Office and our school security team and can state that school will be safe tomorrow. Safety is my first concern for Dominion High School and I will make sure every effort is taken to keep the Titan community safe,” he wrote.

 The Sheriff’s Office identified the student and searched the student’s home.

“Although there were firearms located inside the home that belonged to a relative, the investigation determined there is no threat to the school,” a statement from the Sheriff’s Office said. “The firearms have been removed from the home. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the reported threat in coordination with Loudoun County Public Schools.”

Additional deputies will be on site today at Dominion High School as a precaution.

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