Newport News, VA – There are reports that at least one person was shot at Heritage High School in Newport News on Monday morning.
Police from multiple law enforcement agencies have responded to Heritage High School which is located in the 5800-block of Marshall Avenue, WAVY reported.
The school has been placed on lockdown.
The Newport News Police Department said the school was being evacuated and students were being sent to the tennis courts, WAVY reported.
Police said parents could meet their children on the tennis courts.
HAPPENING NOW: Newport News Police investigating shooting at high school.
Authorities are on the scene of a shooting at Heritage High School. Students are being evacuated — and sent to tennis courts, said police.
Parents can meet children there. pic.twitter.com/Svo4rGx4oz
— Eugene Daniel 13News Now (@eugenedanielTV) September 20, 2021
Officials have not confirmed how many people have been shot and whether they were students or staff.
Sources told WVEC that at least one person had been shot but had no information on the victim’s condition.
Achievable Dream Academy, which is located nearby, has also been placed on lockdown, WAVY reported.
Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Norfolk field office are responding to the scene to assist, according to ABC News.
#BREAKING: Shooting confirmed inside Newport News, Virginia high school. “Police are on scene of a shooting at Heritage High School. Students are being evacuated and sent to the tennis courts. Parents can meet them there”. –@NewportNewsPD #BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/XqwQ6yqSeD
— BREAKING NEWS (@Breaking_4_News) September 20, 2021
Praying for our family at @HeritageHS right now.
— Menchville HS (@MenchvilleHS) September 20, 2021
#Virginia police have responded to reports of a shooting at a high school with at least one victim being shot in the head & several others wounded in what is being described as a 'major incident'
Students were being evacuated from Heritage High in #Newport News #BREAKING pic.twitter.com/yq0NTXdhfx
— 🌎 Sarwar 🌐 (@ferozwala) September 20, 2021
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