In the third case in a recent spate of school violence scares in Logan County, a student at Chapmanville Regional High School (CRHS) was arrested Thursday Oct. 15 after they reportedly bragged to other students they possessed a hit list.
Trooper Frye, with the West Virginia State Police (WVSP), explained to the Logan Banner the WVSP was dispatched to CHRS to investigate the matter. Trooper Boggs, of the WVSP, was reportedly unable to find evidence of a list or weapons.
The student was placed under arrest for making terroristic threats. The student’s status as a juvenile prevents their name from being released.
Wednesday Oct. 14 saw law enforcement respond to Man Middle School over a vague threat found in a book.
The Logan County Sheriff’s Department (LCSD) investigated the threat at Man Middle School and were reportedly also unable to locate anything out of the ordinary. A press release from the LCSD explains, “Sheriff Porter reports that, after the completion of the Sheriff’s Department investigation, Deputy Miller arrested one Man Middle School student connected to this written note for threats of a terrorist act. The student reportedly admitted to writing the note and stated it was only meant as a hoax for getting out of class.”
In response the Oct. 14 incident at Man Middle School, the Logan County Board of Education released the following statement, “On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, a note was discovered in a book at Man Middle indicating a threat to the school. Officials from Logan County Schools, along with the Sheriff’s department and the WV State Police Bomb Unit, quickly responded to the school and cleared the building. Officers and canine units searched the building and no threats were found. All students are safe. The Sherriff’s office and Logan County Schools wish students, parents, staff, and community members to know that the safety and wellbeing of students is a primary concern, and all threats are taken seriously. Logan County Schools will be cooperating with law enforcement as they thoroughly investigate the situation, and anyone responsible for the threat will be prosecuted.”
Another incident was investigated at Chapmanville Middle School Monday Oct. 12 after a vague threat was found by student.
Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]