A Clarksburg man is charged with possession of a hoaxed bomb after an incident at Salem International University in Harrison County Tuesday.
Police say John Richards, 33, walked into a classroom building at Salem Tuesday morning with a device that had a flashing green light on it. The school called 911 but before officers arrived on the scene Richards had exited the building and put the device in his car.
Bomb sniffing dogs were used and the bomb was determined to be a hoax.
Richards says it was all part of a class presentation. He was charged with a misdemeanor.
There were no injuries.