Roanoke County school officials say a bomb threat disrupted classes today at Burlington Elementary School, but a police search turned up nothing suspicious. The latest message: Burlington Elementary has been cleared by the Roanoke County Police Department. Students have returned to the building. Dismissal will take place as scheduled with an increased police presence. We thank the Roanoke Co. Police Dept. for their prompt response. We continue to investigate this incident.
A new statewide survey of Virginia middle and high school students shows significant decreases in those practicing risky behaviors — especially smoking. The survey results show smoking among Virginia high school students is down to just about 8%, and student use of harder drugs like heroin cocaine and meth is down significantly. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
We told you earlier this week about the Roanoke ophthalmologist who must retire early because of Parkinson’s disease. Now we have learned that Dr. Carey Robinson has been able to continue his practice to this point thanks in part to a medical procedure and speech therapy. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones.