conducted an investigation at on Tuesday, Feb. 28 after a student had expressed concern that another student might have been considering an act of violence.
Police officers were contacted by the child's parent and an investigation began immediately. It was soon determined that the student in question was in need of psychiatric services and, with the cooperation of his parents, he was brought in for evaluation.
Leesburg Police are continuing the investigation in coordination with Loudoun County School officials and the Commonwealth Attorney’s office. Tidmore said this case shows the importance of students doing the right thing.
Chief Price praised the young man’s courage in bringing this information forward saying that “his courage and desire to do the right thing possibly averted a possibly dangerous situation at one of our schools.”
Price also credited the strong working relationship between the Leesburg Police Department and the Loudoun County School system as a major factor in achieving a quick resolution in this case.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Leesburg Police at 703-771-4500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477).