Police responding to shooting at Heritage High School in Newport News


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News police have responded to a shooting Monday at Heritage High School.

Students were being evacuated and sent to the school’s tennis courts, authorities say. Parents can meet their children there.

Officer Brandon Maynard could not confirm additional details as of 12:45 p.m. but said officers were gathering more information.

There’s no confirmation on the extent of injuries at this time, but there’s still a major police presence in the area.

WAVY’s Aesia Toliver saw an ambulance arrive at the scene at 12:50 p.m.

Closely monitoring the horrifying reports of a shooting at Heritage High School in Newport News. Praying for the health and safety of all involved as we wait to learn more.

— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) September 20, 2021

Closely monitoring the situation at Heritage High School in Newport News. Praying for the safety of all involved.

— Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) September 20, 2021

Nearby Achievable Dream Academy has also been placed on lockdown.

Shooting — Heritage High School –https://t.co/s6CcjGzwfi

— Newport News Police Department (@NewportNewsPD) September 20, 2021

This is a breaking news story and will be updated. WAVY has a crew at the scene also gathering information.


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