Email threat investigated after causing Averett University to initiate lockdown

Published: Jan. 23, 2021 at 12:53 PM EST
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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - Averett University was on lockdown Saturday after a threatening email was received.

Danville Police were alerted by the university about the threatening message at around 11:15 a.m. The campus then went into lockdown as a precaution.

There is currently no indication the threat was legitimate, according to Danville Police, and it is beyond the timing of the threat.

Officers were present at the Main Campus and the North Campus for security as investigators began running down the source of the message.

The COVID-19 vaccination procedures underway on Averett’s E. Stuart James Grant North Campus continued Saturday. Danville Police remained present at all campuses throughout the afternoon.

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