Threat Closes Charlottesville Schools

Public schools closed Thursday in Charlottesville while online threat is investigated

March 21, 2019 - 9:17 am

Charlottesville, VA _  All Charlottesville public schools were closed Thursday after a concerned citizen made police aware of a possible online threat against one of the schools.


The school system released the following statement late Wednesday:

"The Charlottesville Police Department and other authorities continue to investigate the internet threat against Charlottesville High School. They have not yet determined the credibility of the threat. Consequently, we will close all Charlottesville City Schools tomorrow, Thursday, March 21. Again, the safety of our staff and students is our first priority. Have a good night, and we’ll update you tomorrow as we learn more." 


School administrators are working with Charlottesville Police, Virginia State Police and the FBI to determine the origin and credibility of the threat.