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Mr. Douglas Scholz, 51, was arrested late afternoon on November 18, 2022, in connection with the threat to Westover Christian Academy on November 17, 2022. He was charged with 18.2-60 (threats of death or bodily injury to a person or member of his family; threats of death or bodily injury to persons on school property; threats of death or bodily injury to health care providers). He was arrested by Henry County Sheriff deputies and located at his Martinsville, Virginia address.
INITIAL RELEASE: The Danville Police Department was notified of a verbal threat made by a parent of a Westover Christian Academy student. The father of the student was at Juvenile & Domestic Relations (J&DR) court for a custody matter earlier today and stated an incident would occur at Westover Christian Academy during dismissal this afternoon. The Danville Police Department is on scene at Westover Christian Academy as a safety precaution for students, parents, teachers, and administrators. DPD was notified at approximately 2:20 p.m. on November 17, 2022.
DPD is actively investigating this incident as a criminal matter. Anyone who has information on this incident is asked to please contact the Danville Police Department through any platform. The platforms include calling patrol at 434-799-6510, investigations at 434-799-6508, calling 911, contacting Crime stoppers at 434-793-0000, approaching any officer you see, through social media, via email firstname.lastname@example.org, or use our crime tips app CARE at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=818#. Information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case will be eligible for a cash reward.