Arlington high school evacuated after phone threat about shooting

Students at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia, were evacuated Thursday afternoon after the school received an anonymous phone threat about a possible shooting at the school.

At around 6:30 p.m., the school wrote on Twitter that, “Everyone is safe at this time and there were no injuries.”

Earlier today @YorktownHS the school was placed on lockdown due to an anonymous telephone threat that was called in about a possible shooting at the school. Everyone is safe at this time and there were no injuries.

— Francisco Duran, Ed.D. (@SuptDuran) February 10, 2022

The school was initially put on lockdown. Students were eventually taken to nearby Knights of Columbus to be reunited with their parents.

Arlington County Police are investigating the threat, which came in about 1:30 p.m.

Several threats have also been reported at multiple D.C. schools this week.

Nardos Mesmer

Nardos G. Mesmer is an Associate Producer with WTOP News. She works with producers, anchors, writers and reporters to develop content for web and air. She ensures content is factually accurate, clear and concise. She also works on technical editing of sound and revisions for airing of final audio.

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