The Roanoke Police Department says there is no evidence that the suspect made any attempt to carry out the threats in the letter.
On Sunday afternoon a teenage suspect was identified. Patrick Henry's principal sent out an automated call Monday to families saying the following:
“This is Joseph Jablonski, principal at Patrick Henry High School. Your student is assigned to ride Bus 66. I want you to know that Roanoke Police discovered a written threat directed at the bus. The police are aggressively investigating the matter. Roanoke City Public Schools has assigned a member of our security personnel to ride the bus to and from school until the matter is resolved.
I want to stress that your student’s safety is our first priority. Please feel confident that the school system is taking every possible precaution to ensure student safety. If you have questions, please call me at 853-2255.”