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Kanawha County school custodian arrested after making threats against Cross Lanes, WV school

Kanawha County school custodian arrested after making threats against Cross Lanes, WV school

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Police gathered at Cross Lanes Middle School after a threat was against the school. Police gathered at Cross Lanes Middle School after a threat was against the school.
CROSS LANES, WV -

A Kanawha County, WV school employee was arrested after making threats against Cross Lanes Elementary School in Cross Lanes, WV.

Bruce Stanley, 51, was arrested after police said he threatened to blow up the school.

According to a release, Stanley is the custodian at Cross Lanes Elementary. The release states Stanley was disgruntled over teachers receiving gift cards.

Several employees overheard Stanley saying he would buy gas and make bombs during a conversation in the cafeteria Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint.

Deputies said that some witnesses felt it was a threat.

Stanley's supervisor, Robert Nasby, was present during the conversation Wednesday.

"I don't think it was a real threat at all, but you can't go around saying this like that either," Nasby said.

The supervisor described Nasby as "hard worker," who never exhibited strange behavior. Stanley was arrested at his home in Cross Lanes before his afternoon shift Thursday.

Stanley is being charged with making terroristic threats. The school was searched as a precaution, but nothing was found.

Linda Mundy is a fifth grader teacher at Cross Lanes Elementary. She said no one was neither hurt nor frightened during the lockdown.

"I don't think the students were truly aware of anything going on," Mundy said. "It was just the day as normal."

The school was put on lockdown just after 11 a.m. until Stanley was arrested at his home around 2:25 p.m.

Stanley was transported to South Central Regional Jail. His bond was set at $25,000.