Pikeview Middle and High schools see increased police presence

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Mercer County School officials say there is an increased police presence at Pikeview Middle and High schools due to a threat.

The school system posted on Facebook that a non-specific, low level threat prompted the state police presence at the schools this morning. Schools are still operating on a normal schedule.

It’s unclear what the threat involved or if state police have any suspects in the matter.

This is a developing story. Stay with WOAY for further details.

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