Jamestown High School locked down after student social media post showed toy weapon

Staff Writer

Jamestown High School was briefly locked down Friday afternoon after a student’s social media post surfaced and showed a potential weapon.

Parents of students at the school received a robocall from senior administrative assistant Pamela Miller that detailed the reason for the lockdown.

“I’m calling to let you know that earlier today our school was placed on a brief lockdown after social media post surfaced referencing a possible weapon in our school,” Miller said in the call.

Students reported the social media post and after the school resource officer investigated it, the weapon was found to be a toy, Miller said in the call.

The lockdown lasted less than 10 minutes, according to Williamsburg-James City County School Division spokeswoman Eileen Cox.

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