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Arrest Made In Connection To Threat Made At Huntington High School

Reported: May. 8, 2014 2:06 PM EDT
Updated: May. 8, 2014 9:17 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Tiersa Davis) -- Cabell County school officials said an arrest was made in connection to a threat made at Huntington High School.

Jedd Flowers, director of communications for Cabell County Schools, said a suspect confessed to writing the threat and will face punishment with the school system. Flowers said it appeared to be a case of boredom and not an actual threat, but school officials take any threat seriously. The suspect is a female student at the school.

A written threat on the wall of a bathroom was discovered Thursday afternoon. The threat prompted additional security from the Huntington Police Department and students to be placed in their classrooms for the remainder of the day.

School will resume normally on Friday.




HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Tiersa Davis) -- A written threat left on a bathroom wall led Huntington High School officials to take extra precautions.

A threat of a shooting-type scenario was found written on a bathroom wall Thursday afternoon, school officials said. Extra officers with the Huntington Police Department were called for additional security, and students were instructed to stay in their classrooms until the end of the day. The school was not placed on lockdown because school officials do not believe there was an immediate threat.

Parents were allowed to pick up their students.



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