WARREN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
200 SKYLINE VISTA DRIVE, FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA 22630
Mark A. Butler, Sheriff
Gun Reported at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Front Royal – On September 20, 2023, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an individual with a gun on the campus of Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School. A student informed the School Resource Officer that an individual was spotted with a gun in the vicinity of the playground.
Upon receiving the information, the School Resource Officer immediately checked the area and placed the school on lockdown status as a precautionary measure. Additional Warren County Sheriff’s Office units arrived within 4 minutes of receiving the call and established a perimeter to search for any potential threats.
As the investigation continued, it was determined that the report was made in good faith by a concerned student; however, no actual threat existed on the school grounds. All Warren County Public Schools that had been placed in lockdown status were promptly returned to normal operations following this determination.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend its gratitude to the staff of Warren County Public Schools for their swift action and cooperation during this incident. Their rapid response greatly assisted in ensuring a thorough and expedited investigation.
For any further information, please contact Major Robert C. Mumaw