Police: Alleged threat by NSA student

Published 4:21 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2019

An Upper School student at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy allegedly threatened another student on social media, a school official and police said Wednesday.

Karen Schompert, Director of Communications and Public Relations for NSA, said it was brought to the school’s attention “that a disturbing photo and an alleged threat was shared on social media by one of our Upper School students that was directed toward another student.”

She said Suffolk Police was immediately notified.

Email newsletter signup

“Since this is an ongoing investigation, we cannot comment on this matter any further,” Schompert said.

Suffolk Police learned of the alleged threat late Tuesday, according to city spokeswoman Diana Klink.

Klink said school officials told police that the alleged threat was made from one student to another on Instagram.

“Based on their investigation, it was determined that there was no credible threat to the student or to the school,” Klink said.

Suffolk Police was at both NSA campuses Wednesday morning – the main campus on Pruden Boulevard and the Harbour View campus on Harbour View Boulevard “to alleviate any concerns by students or their families,” Klink said.