REPORTS of a shooting at Woodbridge High School in Lake Ridge, Virginia, came about on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.
The high school and other local schools were put on a lockdown following the reports.
Is there a shooting at Woodbridge High School?
Around 12pm ET on November 9, InsideNoVa took to Twitter to announce a possible shooting at Woodbridge High School.
The tweet stated:
"DEVELOPING: We are aware police are investigating a possible threat of violence at Woodbridge High School. We have no other details yet. Woodbridge High School and Lake Ridge Middle School are on lockdown. Updates as we have them."
A minute later, the Prince William County police department followed up with another tweet, writing:
"*INCIDENT: #PWCPD is investigating a REPORT of a shooting at Woodbridge HS. Officers are on scene and have the building secured. At this time, there is NO EVIDENCE of a shooting. NO INJURIES have been reported. Area schools are secured as a precaution. THERE IS NO ACTIVE THREAT."
Lake Ridge Middle School and Old Bridge Elementary School were also put on lockdown as a precaution.
What have police said about the possible shooting?
At around 12.30pm, the Prince William County police department took to their Twitter account to share an update on the possible shooting.
They stated that the police are still on the scene at Woodbridge High School, and are conducting a methodical search of the building.
No evidence of a shooting was located and no injuries have been reported.
The police have stated there is no active threat in the area.
According to screenshots from the Neighborly app, some locals from the area stated that information from a police scanner revealed the police are allegedly searching the back of the school for a potential shooter, who may be a junior in high school.
The screenshots reveal there have allegedly been reports of multiple threats in the last two days.
No reports have been confirmed by the police or Woodbridge High School.
Has the lockdown at Woodbridge High School been lifted?
Around 1.10pm ET, the lockdown at Woodbridge High School was lifted.
Police confirmed no evidence of a shooting was found, and stated the incident appears to have been the result of a false call.
In a tweet shared to the Prince William County police apartment account, they wrote:
"*FINAL: Ref incident reported at Woodbridge HS; school operations will be resuming, secure status lifted. NO INDICATIONS OF A SHOOTING WERE FOUND. Officers will remain on scene at the school through dismissal. The investigation into the initial call made to police continues."
The high school will continue to be monitored throughout the day.
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