Appomattox County school lockdown over

Published: Dec. 3, 2019 at 10:16 AM EST
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A lockdown has been lifted and schools are back to normal in Appomattox County, according to Superintendent Annette Bennett.

That's based on information from the sheriff's office regarding a search for someone from Campbell County. Appomattox County has deferred us to Campbell County for information, so WDBJ7 has messages in to that sheriff's office regarding that search.


All Appomattox County public schools are in the midst of a modified lockdown, which means the schedule is normal except no one is allowed outside.

The lockdown began as school started Tuesday morning, and there is no indication how long it will last. It's based on information provided by the Appomattox County Sheriff's Office, which is assisting the Campbell County Sheriff's Office in a search for someone. No further information has yet been released.

School district officials say there is no threat to any of the schools, with the lockdown being strictly for safety and to assist the sheriff's office.

Stay with WDBJ7 for updates on this developing story.

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