UPDATE: Fayette County School Threats

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (PRESS RELEASE)- Sheriff Mike Fridley of Fayette County Sheriff’s Department released the following earlier this morning:

At least two Fayette County juveniles have been identified early this morning for posting threats on social media concerning Valley High School.


On Friday, February 16, 2018, a juvenile had made a threatening post on Snap Chat concerning Valley High School. This juvenile was identified by the West Virginia State Police and has charges pending.


On Sunday, February 18, 2018, another post was spreading on social media concerning another threat at Valley High School. Deputies were able to identify two juveniles that made the second post. This matter will now be submitted to Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah to determine appropriate criminal charges for both juveniles.


The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and Fayette County Schools take every lawful precaution to ensure the safety of students and staff at our schools. If anyone has information about pending violence or threats to occur at schools, or knows of a potentially dangerous situation like this, they are encouraged to tell staff at the school or call local law enforcement. Again we ask that authorities be notified as soon as you see any type of post on social media.


If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590, or through our Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department,” or you can contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP. This incident remains under investigation by Deputy First Class L.A. Clay and the Detective Bureau of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

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