Man with shotgun prompts school lockdown

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GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A frightening Wednesday morning in for students and staff at a Goochland elementary school after someone dressed in camouflage and carrying a gun and knife was spotted around the corner from the school.

“The original call said that he had a rifle it is more than likely that it was a shotgun,” said Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew. “Well, obviously we are going to deploy all of the resources that we have.”

The man walking with a shotgun was seen along Cardwell Road by school staff about a quarter of a mile from Randolph Elementary School. Moments later the school went on lock down as a precaution.

The call at 7:30 a.m. to the superintendent and law enforcement at sends deputies scrambling and 350 students detoured to a safe location.

“You can’t take safety of the school facility seriously,” said Goochland’s Deputy…

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