Chesterfield Says Threat Made During Online School

Police are Investigating

October 22, 2020 - 2:38 pm

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Midlothian, Va. ( - Chesterfield Police and Schools say they are looking into an incident from Monday, where somone allegedly made threats during an online gym class at Tomahawk Creek Middle School.  

The district says it sent home this message: “You are receiving this letter because your student is in Mrs. Bennett’s fourth block odd Physical Education class. This past Monday, October 19, an uninvited person joined Mrs. Bennett’s virtual class for approximately 10 seconds. During this time, this individual made some threats directed at the school. We immediately contacted Chesterfield County Police Department. Over the course of the past two days, we have worked closely with the Chesterfield County Police Department and their investigation is ongoing. Should more information become available we will relay that to you. Thank you for your continued support of Tomahawk Creek Middle School.”

Chesterfield middle and high schools remain virtual and students will not return to buildings until November 9th at the earliest.