UPDATE (11:47 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16): According to a Facebook post from Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards, Putnam County Dispatch received a call at 8:15 on Tuesday indicating that someone was hiding upstairs at Hurricane High School with a gun.
Authorities were immediately sent to the school, and the building was cleared. Units on scene included Hurricane Police, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, the State Police and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
After conducting an investigation, law enforcement determined that there was no actual threat to the school. Mayor Edwards’ post explains that “a child heard from their friends that there may be a person with a weapon.” Law enforcement did not locate any threat.
UPDATE (9:10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16): According to the Hurricane Fire Department, the lockdown at Hurricane High School is no longer in place.
UPDATE (9:08 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16): According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, this is not an active shooter situation.
HURRICANE, WV (WOWK)—Hurricane police are on scene at Hurricane High School due to an unknown threat.
Hurricane PD confirmed that units have responded to the school, but no other information is available at this time.
Units from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office are also on the scene.
This comes the day after another threat to the same school was deemed not to be credible by officials.
13 News has a crew on the way to the school, and we will update this story as more information becomes available.