Threat against Hurricane High School deemed not credible

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This story is from MONDAY, November 15. We have a new story about Hurricane High School being locked down on TUESDAY, November 16 HERE.

UPDATE (11:56 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16): According to a Facebook post from Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards, Hurricane Police received an anonymous tip saying that a student may bring a gun to Hurricane High School.

Police were immediately dispatched, and the school was told to be put on lockdown. The student in question was located in the commons just after he exited the bus. Police say that the student was interviewed and that no gun, weapon or credible threat was found.

The student was released to his parents, and police are still investigating the incident.


PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—Putnam County Schools confirmed that there was a threat against Hurricane High School on Monday morning.

Hurricane High School and Putnam County Schools worked with Hurricane City Police and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department to determine if the threat was credible. They determined that it was not.

Hurricane High School will operate on a regular schedule on Monday, but, out of an abundance of caution, extra law enforcement will be present.

Putnam County Schools said in a message to parents “…the safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and we appreciate the leaders at Hurricane High School and our law enforcement agencies keeping our school safe and secure.”

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