Lockdown Lifted at Elementary School in Charleston

By: Jeremy Edwards Email
By: Jeremy Edwards Email

UPDATE 10/25/13 @ 3:30 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Side Elementary was put on lockdown for a short time Friday after the school received a phone call that they said they perceived to be a threat.

Charleston Police say they got a call from the school about 10 a.m. Friday.

School officials told police a man with a gun was coming to pick up a student.

Police showed up and put the school on lockdown.

During the investigation police determined the school got the information from a third party.

The report was determined to be false and there was no threat to students or the school.

Police say they talked to all parties involved and discovered it was all related to a child custody issue.

No charges will be filed in the case.



ORIGINAL STORY 10/25/13 @ 12 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Side Elementary was put on lockdown for a short time Friday after the school received a phone call that they said they perceived to be a threat.

Principal Mellow Lee tells WSAZ.com the call came in about 10 a.m. Friday.

The school was put on a lockdown as a precaution.

It was lifted about an hour later.

Lee says police are interviewing a person of interest in the case.


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