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 (http://bit.ly/JJwV89) 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, http://www.timesdispatch.com
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