The lockdown at Lord Botetourt High School has been lifted.

The school division lifted the lockdown at 1:15 p.m. after an extensive search of the building and school grounds.

The school was placed on a limited lockdown around 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning after a written bomb threat was found on a stall in a school bathroom.

The building was not evacuated.


Lord Botetourt High School is on limited lockdown after a bomb threat was found in one of the school’s bathrooms Thursday morning.

The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office is working with school officials to determine the legitimacy of the threat. Brian Austin, the superintendent of administration and business operations for Botetourt County Public Schools, said there was nothing specific in the threat.

The written threat was found around 10:30 a.m.

A limited lockdown is where students have to stay in their classrooms. Limited lockdowns are similar to a shelter-in-place, Austin said.

Austin said the school and the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office did a threat assessment which determined that an evacuation is not needed at this time.

School officials and deputies are searching the school and school grounds.