by: Julius Ayo
HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A 20-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly making threats toward Phoebus High School in Hampton.
Hampton Police say there were notified about a post circulating on social media Tuesday threatening violence at Phoebus High School.
Although investigators determined that the threat was not credible, they say the post was communicated in a way that caused fear and panic within the community.
After further investigation, police arrested 20-year-old Newport News resident Nedko Ivanov Coon and charged him with one count of threats of violence involving a school.
In a release, Hampton Police say the safety of students and staff is their main priority. Police presence was increased at all the schools in the city throughout the day.
The latest comes just a day after two students were injured and taken to the hospital following a shooting at Heritage High School in Newport News.
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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The Bloomberg Asphalt Art Initiative will complete its final initiative, Upward Onward, in Norfolk next week.
According to the city of Norfolk, Upward Onward will reflect the history of Denby Park or the “Times Square of the South” through pedestrian movement, brightly-colored buildings, and sunny skies.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — There were no injuries after a fire caught fire inside an oven Monday night at a home in Virginia Beach.
Dispatchers said the call came in just before 11 p.m. in the 4300 block of Benn Gunn Road.
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk schools spokesperson says they are aware of social media posts threatening the Norview High and Middle School community.
The school district has requested more Norfolk police in that area for school Wednesday and is working to keep the community safe.