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Police: Response at Va. HS was appropriate

Thursday - 1/9/2014, 8:01am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Police say its response to a suspicious situation at a suburban Richmond high school was both appropriate and suggestive of a "new norm."

Glen Allen High School was put on lockdown as a precaution on Tuesday after police said they were told a male student was distraught and might have a gun.

The massive police response included heavily armed SWAT team members.

The lockdown was lifted after the 16-year-old student was taken into custody off school grounds and police completed the search of the school.

The Richmond Times- Dispatch reports ( that no charges have been filed and no weapons have been recovered.

Henrico County Police Chief Douglas A. Middleton on Wednesday described a new landscape in the country after a series of high- profile, multiple-death school shootings.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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