Members of the administrative team at Virginia High School issued a hold command for all students and staff for a brief period today (10/10/23). The “hold” command is one of our standard response protocols. It is used when there is a need to keep students in their current locations while a safety concern is being resolved. While under a hold command, teachers move students into classrooms, secure classroom doors and continue instructional lessons as normal. Today we received a rumor of a potential weapon and bomb threat on campus that caused us to enact the hold response at 11:42 AM and resume normal operations at 12:42PM. Law enforcement, in coordination with school personnel swept the school and determined it to be safe.