Washington County VA

Damascus Middle School locked down as precaution

Sheriff Fred Newman says man arrested at home nearby.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. - 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.

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