Some area schools dismiss early due to bomb threats

WAVY aware of threats made to schools in Chesapeake, Norfolk & Portsmouth Monday

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Multiple Hampton Roads high schools received bomb threats Monday morning, including several in Chesapeake.

The list includes Deep Creek, Indian River, Oscar Smith and Western Branch high schools in Chesapeake.

Deep Creek ended up canceling classes for the rest of the day Monday morning after getting a second bomb threat in the past week. All afterschool activities were also canceled for the day. The school was searched, but nothing was found.

An anonymous caller contacted Deep Creek with the threat at 8:10 a.m. Monday morning and a statement about the incident was sent to parents at 9:45 a.m.

“Chesapeake Public Schools does not tolerate threats or acts of violence,” the statement reads. “Parents, we are asking for your help in talking with your student about the serious nature of making threats.  Actual threats or jokes about threats will not be tolerated and will result in disciplinary actions and may be punishable by law.”

Deep Creek High also received a bomb threat via an anonymous phone call on Friday morning. The school was evacuated, but classes resumed after the building was cleared by authorities. Manor High in Portsmouth was also dismissed early that day after a bomb threat was called in to their main office.

Granby High School in Norfolk received a threat Monday around 11:35 a.m. Police gave the all-clear there just after 1 p.m. Principal Tommy Smigiel sent two messages to parents. This is the one that went out after the all-clear:

Message from Granby H.S. Principal

In Portsmouth, Churchland High and Manor High School received threats Monday.

Churchland got a call later on Monday that said the school would dismiss at 1 p.m. out of an abundance of caution and

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