Authorities investigating latest threat against Fayette County high school

HICO, W.Va. — For the second time in two months, a threat has been made against Midland Trail High School in Fayette County.

Investigators said a note was found in a bathroom Wednesday, stating a bomb was going to detonate. Students immediately were taken to a safe zone, and part of Route 60 was closed to allow other students to get to a safe shelter.

West Virginia State Police and Fayette County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrived at the school and dispatched bomb-sniffing dogs inside and around the school building. No explosive device was found.

Classes and school activites were cancelled for the rest of the day.

On Feb. 23, the school was placed on lockdown due to what Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley described at the time as “a potential security situation.” The nature of the threat was not disclosed.

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