For Immediate Release: September 11, 2023
LPD Investigating Bomb Threat at E.C. Glass High School
LYNCHBURG, Va. — The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating a bomb threat made toward E.C. Glass High School.
On September 11, 2023, at approximately 8:25 a.m., LPD officers responded to E.C. Glass High School for the report of a bomb threat after a note was found. Lynchburg City Schools (LCS) promptly evacuated and dismissed students.
After the building was safely evacuated LPD worked with LCS, Liberty University Police Department, and Virginia State Police to search the building. The threat was deemed to be unfounded.
A juvenile male (15) has been charged with Threats to Bomb or Damage Buildings and Threats of Death or Bodily Injury to Persons on School Property.
“The Lynchburg Police Department takes all threats to our schools seriously and will hold this juvenile fully accountable under the law,” said Ryan Zuidema, Chief of Police, “These threats disrupt our students’ ability to learn and redirect valuable law enforcement resources away from other emergency needs in our community.”
“I want to commend the immediate response of our local law enforcement agencies in conjunction with Liberty University and the State Police for their collaboration in ensuring the safety of our students and staff,” said LCS Superintendent Crystal Edwards, “I also want to express my gratitude to the entire E. C. Glass community for their calm and cooperative response during this challenging time.”
LPD would like to thank our law enforcement partners, Virginia State Police and Liberty University Police for their assistance during this incident.
This remains an ongoing investigation. Any additional information regarding this incident will be sent as an update to this press release.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. D. Dubie at (434) 455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter a tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.