COAL CITY, WV (WVNS) — Deputies with the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office detained a juvenile following a reported threat of violence at Independence Middle School Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

This comes the same day deputies were investigating a reported school threat in Shady Spring.

Deputies said the person detained will be charged through a juvenile petition.

There was an increased security presence at both schools to reassure students, staff, and parents.