Summers County High student arrested following threat

HINTON, W.Va. — Extra police officers are present at Summers County High School Tuesday following a Monday afternoon threat.

The Hinton Police Department Chief Derek Snavely said in a release his department was called to the school at 2:10 Monday afternoon after a student allegedly made threats involving a gun. The student was arrested shortly after officers arrived.

A search of the individual and the school confirmed no firearms were present on campus. Chief Snavely said they are working closely with school administration to determine the best action through the discipline policy.

Police are charging the student with a felony count of making threats of a terrorist act.

“All evidence today points that this was an isolated incident and no other persons were involved,” said Chief Snavely. “As a measure of extra precaution, HPD will be present at the high school tomorrow (Tuesday) to ensure the safety of all.”

The threat came the same day multiple incidents were reported in nearby Raleigh and Fayette counties.

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