HINTON, W.Va. (WVNS) – Hinton Police responded to an incident at Summers County High School on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
According to a release from the police department, officers received a call around 2:10 p.m. advising of a situation at the 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 after a search by police it was confirmed the student did not have a gun.
HPD is working closely with school administrators on this issue and they are dealing with this through their discipline policy.
The student was arrested for making threats of a terrorist act, which is a felony.
Police said all evidence 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 Tuesday to ensure the safety of students and staff at Summers County High School.