Hello GCPS Families,
We are writing to make you aware of a situation that occurred today. Through various outlets including social media, many students and families have become concerned that there have been threats of violence at Goochland High School tomorrow. We wanted to be sure our information was verified and accurate before releasing an official statement to our community.
We are aware of these threats and have been working diligently with law enforcement to determine an appropriate response. Additionally, as we have been made aware of students that are involved in this incident we have asked our law enforcement partners to contact or visit families of the rumored student(s) this evening if they have not already been in touch with the families. Whereas our investigation has not led us to believe there are any credible threats, we are handling each students’ situation per our student code of conduct and our law enforcement partners are also considering consequences.
We are treating this situation with utmost seriousness and attention. As an added measure, the Sheriff has agreed to have a deputy on site immediately. Additionally, we will have the entire shift at the GMS/GHS complex tomorrow along with another unit at GES.
The safety of our students and staff is our absolute top priority. Our law enforcement partners and the GCPS administration believe there is no credible threat at this time; however to ensure the security of the school we will have additional law enforcement presence throughout the day.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!