Waynesboro school temporarily locked down due to erroneous report
On Wednesday morning, WHSV received reports from concerned parents about a lockdown at Waynesboro High School and an unexpectedly large police presence.
People reported seeing about nine police vehicles in front of the school and receiving messages from students about a lockdown.
According to the Waynesboro Police Department, the lockdown was due to an unidentified person at the school — but that person turned out to be a student.
Police say the school was placed on a modified lockdown in the morning after someone reported a possible unidentified person, and a search of the school was carried out.
That's standard protocol with unidentified individuals in a school building, out of an abundance of caution.
The search determined the person who had been reported as "unidentified" was, in fact, a student of the school, and the lockdown was lifted.
Normal functions have been restored at the school.