Mount View High School placed on lockdown following threat on social media

McDowell County
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Mount View High School was placed on lockdown following a threat on social media.

According to troopers with State Police Welch Detachment, Mount View Principal, Debra Hall, notified police of a potential threat on Tuesday, May 7, just before 11 a.m. 

Troopers said the complaint involved a social media post on snapchat by a student whom attends Mt. View, referencing schools shootings. The post was captured and shared with Principal Hall. 

Authorities ultimately determined the post did not include any direct threat or action, however a lockdown was initiated. 

More searches and interviews were conducted, but no substantiated threats or weapons were found. Two teenage students involved with the post may be subject to administrative sanctions through the school board. 

The lockdown was lifted and the school resumed normal operations. 

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