Damascus Middle School locked down as precaution

Sheriff Fred Newman says man arrested at home nearby.

POSTED: 10:24 AM Feb 20 2013   UPDATED: 6:01 PM Feb 20 2013

The Washington County, Virginia Sheriff's Office tells us Damascus Middle School locked down Wednesday morning as a precaution.

Sheriff Fred Newman says officers responded to a domestic situation at a home near the school that possibly involved a gun.

He says students were safe.

Newman says the lock down was lifted as soon as deputies arrested the suspect.

No other information was available.