W-JCC tornado lockdown lifted

WILLIAMSBURG - As of 3:20 p.m., students in Williamsburg-James City County Schools were released from the tornado drill lockdown that went into effect shortly after 2:45 p.m., said district spokesperson Betsy Overkamp-Smith.

Smith said the lockdown began during the afternoon release of high school students. Some high school students were dropped off before the drill began, but other buses had to return to nearby schools, unload students and bring them inside for the drill.  

Smith said some of the longer elementary bus routes will be delayed as a result of the tornado drill, due to the middle school bus routes getting a slightly late start. 

Each school follows different procedures during tornado lockdowns depending on the location of windows, said Smith.

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