UPDATE: A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for making a threatening phone call to E. C. Glass High School. Around 7:40 yesterday, someone called the school claiming to be armed and saying he was going to harm the  principal.   E. C. Glass was on lockdown for most of the school day with nobody allowed in or out. Police eventually traced the call to a Lynchburg home and arrested the 14-year-old, who’s not a current EC Glass student. He’s charged with using profane, threatening, or indecent language over the telephone. 

Here’s the entire news release from Lynchburg Police:

Juvenile Arrested for Threatening Phone Call to E. C. Glass 

LYNCHBURG, Va. – A male juvenile (14) was arrested this afternoon following the investigation of a threatening phone call to E. C. Glass High School.

This morning, January 25, 2023, at 8:03 a.m., the Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) began investigating when a staff member at E. C. Glass reported receiving a threatening phone call. The caller, who was unknown at the time, said he was armed and had intent to harm another staff member. E. C. Glass was placed on lockdown and LPD officers responded to the school to perform a search of the building.

Throughout the investigation, multiple sources of information confirmed that the call originated from a Lynchburg residence. LPD officers responded to the residence and were able to locate the juvenile suspected of placing the phone call. He was taken into custody without incident and later transported to the Lynchburg Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

The juvenile, who is not a current student at E. C. Glass, was charged with violating Virginia Code section 18.2-427. Use of profane, threatening, or indecent language over the telephone.

Once it was confirmed that there was no continued threat to students and staff members at the school, the search of the building concluded. Lynchburg City Schools personnel coordinated the release of students following the incident.

Special thanks to the following assisting law enforcement agencies: Liberty University Police Department, the Lynchburg Sheriff’s Office, and the Virginia State Police. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Dubie at (434) 455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device. This is an ongoing investigation and any additional information will be provided as an update to this release.

A lockdown at  EC Glass High School in Lynchburg has been lifted and students are being dismissed on time. The school was locked down for most of the school day today after spokeswoman Ethel Reeves  says someone called around 7:35 this morning threatening to harm the principal: 

Police and school officials say they took the threat very seriously, and that nobody was let in or out of the building. No word yet on whether any arrests have been made.