UPDATE: (February 15, 2023, 5p.m.) HINTON, WV (WVNS) — The Summers County Superintendent David Warvel reports the threat at Summers County High School was successfully deemed not a threat. Warvel states that through the benefit of community resources such as the Hinton Police Department, WV DNR, West Virginia State Police, and Hinton Volunteer Fire Department, the threat was able to be investigated and deemed not imminent.
“We’re just really thankful for everyone who came out and helped the situation. The community outreach was amazing; Lifeline Church actually gave us a space to allow parents to pick up their children, so we’re just really thankful.”David Warvel, Summers County Superintendent
Warvel also states the Summers County Sheriff will be working with the Summers County High School Resource Officer to further investigate the threat and will work with the teachers to stress the importance of these situations to students.
HINTON, WV (WVNS) – A bomb threat was reported in Summers County.
On February 15, 2023, a bomb threat was reported at Summers County High School, according to the Summers County Sheriff’s Department.
In a Facebook Post, the Summers County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that there was no current threat to the school, however all students and staff have been evacuated from the school building.
For any parents looking to pick up their children, the Sheriff’s Department has directed everyone not to cross the train tracks.
All students and staff were evacuated in accordance with policy, and Deputies with the Sheriff’s Department are still in the building working to ensure the safety of everyone.
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