Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, reopened Monday with extra security because of what the principal said “due to the spread of messages on social media.”
Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, reopened Monday with extra security in place because of what the principal said was “due to the spread of messages on social media.”
In a message to the school community Sunday, Principal Chris Willmore said Arlington police will have increased patrols at the school, including during arrival and dismissal.
“I understand that this continues to place a significant strain on our well-being as a community,” Willmore said in a statement.
The message did not provide any additional details about the online postings.
Local news site ARLNow was the first to report additional police presence.
Classes resumed in Wakefield on Monday, days after the student’s apparent overdose. Also a trespasser school was closed on Thursdayand the school system decided to cancel school on Friday after the week’s events.
Dozens of parents and students on Friday they went through the schoolcalling for increased security and additional student drug awareness campaigns.
Students were provided with additional counseling support Monday, Willmore said.
Also Monday, a Wakefield student was assessed for what the school is calling a possible underage drinking incident. Arlington police said the student was “intoxicated” but was not taken to the hospital.
The county school board appears a work session is scheduled for Tuesdayduring which participants are expected to talk about substance abuse and addiction education and prevention in the school system.
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