Documents obtained by the Rockbridge Report reveal Virginia State Police spread across Lexington after Washington and Lee University received an email threat and a UPS driver reported possible shots fired near downtown.
Police Chief Angela Greene says body-worn cameras can instill a greater sense of trust in the community by creating more transparency and trust in the police department. The cameras could be in use within the next few months.
A new study revealed charged offenders in Mississippi are typically stuck in jail for at least three months if they are ordered to pretrial detention or can’t afford to post bond. Consistent with Virginia, Mississippi has no limit on how long charged offenders can be held.
Classes resumed as scheduled at Christopher Newport University following an apparent shooting on campus early Tuesday morning. At approximately 3:20 a.m., university police reported they had both the suspect and the firearm in custody.
Deja Taylor’s sentencing in a U.S. District Court offered the first measure of accountability for January’s shooting in Newport News, which revived a national dialogue about gun violence.
The case against former W&L first-year Ricardo Vergara will move forward. Lexington police arrested Vergara in February for allegedly sexually assaulting a fellow student a month earlier.
Students express frustration about the lack of specific information on the threat a day after a four-hour lockdown on campus. Details remain unclear as W&L officials and police remain largely silent.
Students describe a chaotic day, but school officials maintain that all was calm. Meantime, the school says it will install a new public address system soon.
Rockbridge County High School’s broken intercom system resulted in what parents say was a delay in notifying parents during a recent bomb threat. Similar threats are on the rise nationwide, which costs taxpayers and strains law enforcement resources.
In early January, a 6-year-old student at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Va. shot his teacher, Abby Zwerner. Zwerner is suing Newport News Public Schools on Friday.