On Monday Sept. 14 at approximately 10:30am, the Logan County Sheriff’s Department (LCSD) responded to a bomb threat at Man High School. A note, which stated that a bomb was to go off at a certain time, was found in one of the classrooms by a student and turned over to school administration.
Corporal Nick Booth, with the LCSD, was acting as the school resource officer at the time and contacted the sheriff’s department. The students were moved outside the buildings to a safe location while the classrooms where searched by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, school officials and members of the W.Va. State Police Bomb and K9 unit.
Sheriff S.M. Dingess Porter advised that upon completion of the search, there were no devices located and nothing out of the ordinary was found. School officials made the decision to resume classes.
Sheriff Porter commented that most of the bomb threats that are received turn out to be false as far as actually finding a device. However, the act of making a bomb threat is illegal and it affects a lot of people. Calls of this nature will be dealt with in a serious manner. Sheriff Porter advised that the sheriff’s department is in possession of the note and that there will be follow up to this investigation.
Sheriff Porter stated she wanted to thank the school officials, W.Va. State Police, the local Volunteer Fire Department as well as her own department for responding to this situation.
Sheriff Porter urges anyone with information concerning this threat to contact the Logan County Sheriff’s Department at 304-792-8590.