Summers County High School Was Placed On Lockdown After A Gun Threat

SUMMERS COUNTY (WOAY) – At 2:10pm, Hinton Police Department received a call advising of a situation at Summers County High School where a student had possibly made threats about a gun.

Officers arrived on scene and the student was detained. Because of the serious nature of the investigation, school officials immediately put the school on lockdown.

It was discovered the student had mentioned a threat about a gun but had no firearm present and a search confirmed that.

Currently HPD is working closely with school administrators on this issue and they are dealing with this through their discipline policy.

On our end, the involved student has been arrested for making threats of a terrorist act, a felony. All evidence today points that this was an isolated incident and no other persons were involved. As a measure of extra precaution, HPD will be present at the high school tomorrow to ensure the safety of all.

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