BECKLEY – Three 15-year-old boys are suspended following
bomb threats to a Raleigh County high school.
Sergeant Jason Cooper of the West Virginia State Police
says he responded to two separate bomb threats at Liberty High in Glen Daniel
Monday and Tuesday mornings around ten o'clock.
He says the school was evacuated in both cases but no
explosive devices were found during sweeps of the school.
Cooper says he will file a juvenile petition, charging
them with terroristic threats. Because of the response state-wide, Cooper is
thankful that a real emergency didn’t happen elsewhere.
“If you've got bomb dogs at a school and he's needed
somewhere else where there's an actual bomb... It could be hours away from it,”
says Cooper. “In both instances we had to bring a dog in from Charleston.”
If the prosecutor charges the suspects as adults they
could face a fine of $5,000 to $25,000 and 1 to 3 years in the penitentiary.
BECKLEY - Three teenage boys were
suspended following bomb threats to Liberty High School.
State Police Lieutenant Michael
Baylous said Sergeant J. K. Cooper of the Whitesville Detachment responded to
two separate bomb threats at Liberty High School in Glen Daniels on Monday and Tuesday
around 10:00 a.m. No explosive devices were found during sweeps of the school
on both days.
The three 15 year-old male suspects
were suspended from school and the petitions will be forthcoming, according to
We will have more information about these bomb threats starting at 5 p.m. on Newswatch.