(updated at 4:13 p.m.)
Schools in Montgomery County have started student dismissal following all reasonable safety precautions. Middle and high schools will dismiss first, followed by elementary schools once the secondary bus runs are complete. For students who ride the bus, parents across all grade levels should expect transportation delays of 60-90 minutes later than their student’s usual bus arrival time. For those who wish to pick up their students, schools within the Town of Blacksburg dismiss once police presence has arrived to the school location. Parents at all other school locations may now begin to pick up their students in an orderly manner. Bus transportation will continue for all schools with a 60-90 minute delay expected.
All after-school activities are canceled at all schools.
Adventure Club and after-school child care is canceled at: Gilbert Linkous Elementary, Kipps Elementary, Harding Avenue Elementary, Margaret Beeks Elementary and Price's Fork Elementary. After-school child care will run as scheduled at all other locations.
Posted on: December 8, 2011
All schools in Montgomery County remain in lockdown after reports of a shooting near the Virginia Tech campus. All students are safe in classrooms. For student safety, at this time, only emergency personnel are allowed in the school buildings.
“Student safety is and continues to be our first priority,” said Brenda Blackburn, division superintendent. “We are in contact with local law enforcement authorities and will work with them to determine the safest ways to dismiss schools.”
Updates are being sent to parents via the division’s automatic telephone notification system. Additional information will be disseminated as it becomes available.