UPDATE: (5:15 P.M. Sept. 6, 2023): – The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is commending Point Pleasant High School’s administration and staff for their quick reaction to a threat at the school this morning.
According to the sheriff’s office a juvenile was arrested after the incident.
The sheriff’s office says school administrators and staff were able to “perfectly” execute their lockdown plan, allowing for the responding law enforcement agencies to have full access to the school and easy communication with staff during the investigation.
“Coordinated efforts from the 911 center, law enforcement and school staff allowed us to quickly and safely find the suspected threat and clear the rest of the area,” Sheriff Corey Miller said. “The incident ended with one juvenile being arrested. Please know all the appropriate steps are and will be taken to protect your children in our county school system.
The sheriff’s office says deputies, West Virginia State Police and the Point Pleasant Police Department responded. Miller also thanked the officers for their quick response to the school.
Because the suspect is a juvenile, their name will not be released in the incident.
The sheriff’s office has not released further details on what exactly the alleged threat entailed. WOWK 13 News will update this article when that information becomes available.
POINT PLEASANT, WV (WOWK) – One person is in custody after an incident that put Point Pleasant High School on lockdown, according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the MCSO, deputies have a “suspected caller” in custody. Mason County Schools superintendent Tim Hardesty says the lockdown has now been lifted.
Deputies say the situation involves a juvenile, so there will be no names released in the incident.
According to deputies, all students and staff are safe and the situation is now under control.
This is a developing story and WOWK 13 News will update this article as more information becomes available.