HENRICO, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia responded Monday to a report of an active shooter in the area of a Henrico County middle school but did not immediately find evidence of a shooting.
Police got a 911 text indicating there was an active shooter in the same block as Moody Middle School, Henrico County Police spokesman Lt. Matt Pecka said during a news conference.
Henrico police received a call via text to 9-1-1 of an active shooter along the 7800 block Woodman Road. Henrico police are on scene and there are NO reported injuries. Henrico police continued to clear the school to ensure everyone’s safety. Media staging Our Lady of Lourdes— Henrico Police (@HenricoPolice) January 13, 2020
Authorities responded but found found no evidence of a shooter or of any gunfire, Pecka said. Officers were clearing the scene as a precaution but there were no injuries reported.
“Obviously if you have a student in the school system this is very traumatic,” Pecka said. He officers were available to speak to concerned parents.
There is no evidence that students were in danger, a Henrico County Public Schools news release said.