Parents alerted about threatening message found at Toano Middle

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JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – There will be extra police presence at Toano Middle School on Thursday.

James City County police are saying that some graffiti was discovered in the boys bathroom on Wednesday threatening violence today.

Police do not believe the threat is credible but are taking extra precautions.

10 On Your Side learned that a message was sent out to parents saying that student who chose to stay home would get an excused absence.

The following message was sent out by the principal of Toano Middle School:

Late yesterday afternoon, graffiti of a threatening nature was found in a boy’s restroom at our school. While we have no information that this threat is credible, we wanted to make you aware of the incident. We are working closely with the James City County Police Department and will take appropriate action.

It is important to remind our students that making a threat in any manner violates the school division’s Code of Conduct and could result in criminal charges. It is vital that we provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff, and we can help ensure that by sharing information and working together to address any safety concerns.

Thank you for your support of Toano Middle School and have a good evening.

There is no other information at this time.

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