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2/5/20 10:30 a.m. UPDATE: BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A Woodrow Wilson High School student pleaded not guilty to her charge stemming from a threatening note she allegedly left at the school.

Madison Ewing made her plea on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. She will stay out of jail on the bond.

Ewing was arrested and charged with Threats of Terrorist Acts in September 2019, when she reportedly left a threatening note in a Woodrow Wilson High School bathroom.

Ewing will return for another hearing on Feb. 18.


1/23/20 3:30 p.m. UPDATE: BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A Woodrow Wilson High School student was indicted after allegedly leaving a threatening note at the school.

Madison Ewing was charged with Threats of Terrorist Acts. Ewing was arrested on September 18, 2019 when a threatening note was found at Woodrow Wilson High School.

Ewing will be arraigned on February 5, 2020 in front of Judge Darl Poling.


9/18/19 11:00 a.m. UPDATE: An arrest is made related to a threatening note found at Woodrow Wilson High School.

Officers with the Beckley Police Department arrested 18-year-old Madison Ewing, who is a student at Woodrow Wilson High School. Ewing is charged with terroristic threats.


9/18/19 10:10 a.m. UPDATE:

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Beckley Police are continuing to investigate a threatening note found at Woodrow Wilson High School.

Lt. David Allard confirmed a female suspect is in custody in connection to the threat. Chief Lonnie Christian told 59 News they are interviewing potential witnesses and suspects.

Beckley Police is handling the investigation.

Stick with 59 News as this story continues to develop.

ORIGINAL STORY:

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Local authorities were alerted of a threatening note found at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley. The note indicates that seven people are planning a shooting at the high school at 9 a.m. on September 18, 2019.

Beckley police have released a statement regarding the shooting threat at Woodrow Wilson High School:

“We are aware of the threat and we have been in contact with the school administration, and the Raleigh County Board Of Education. We are taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety of the students and staff. There will be an increased law enforcement presence at the school tomorrow as a precaution. We take these matters extremely serious and this incident will be investigated to the fullest extent possible. Those found responsible will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and may face both State and Federal Charges. We ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the Beckley Police Department.”

Lt. David Allard, Chief of Detectives

59News also reached out to Woodrow Wilson Principal Rocky Powell. He confirmed there will still be school Wednesday, Sept. 18. Powell also told 59News parents were notified via Blackboard. He is working with local law make sure students are safe.

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