A man is in custody after unlawfully entering Stone Hill Middle School in Ashburn with a hammer on Thursday afternoon.

A small group of students and teachers were inside when the man got into the school at 23415 Evergreen Ridge Drive at 12:17 p.m., the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

School officials immediately placed the school in lockdown.

Deputies found the man in an empty classroom and he was taken into custody without incident, the sheriff's office said.

The man made no contact with any of the students and there were no injuries reported.

Prior to the call at Stone Hill Middle School, deputies were investigating a call in the 23000 block of Cypress Glen Square in Ashburn for a report of a suspicious male carrying a hammer trying to make entry into a home.

At this time the investigation is continuing and more information will be released when available.

(9) comments

fake_journalist

Virginia should make schools a no hammer zone so this never happens again.

Wake Up & Smell The Coffee!

I agree. We all know just how effective a deterrent those “drug free zone” signs have been. Eradicated drugs in schools completely. No reason why it wouldn’t help with the hammer-demic.[wink]

woodbridgeresident

Word on the street is that the suspect was wearing a Make America Great Again hat.

Wake Up & Smell The Coffee!

Of course! Because that line worked so well for Jussie Smollet.

PWC resident since '69

Nah just a BLM and BLT shirt

tman

I would think you would appreciate the gun and drug free zone designations which allow for enhanced enforcement and fines for breaking the law within them.

Colonel Trautman

Indeed. Policies such as this had worked miracles in cities such as Chicago, New York, and our very own District of Columbia.

Soily

Probably was a carpenter hired to do some work.

Iwouldntgiveabean

Would you all be saying the same thing if this happened?:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/08/world/asia/china-school-hammer-attack.html

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