Police Arrest Middle School Boy for Terrorist Threats

By: Jennifer Cottrill Email
By: Jennifer Cottrill Email

A teenager was arrested Friday, charged with making terrorist threats at his school in Jackson County, West Virginia.

Police said the 15-year-old boy made threats on myspace regarding Ravenswood Middle School. The threats were specifically about the last day of school, Wednesday.

Police first learned about the threats about a month ago, but didn’t make an arrest until Friday.

Carla Cummings, a parent, said she’s scared, but is trying to stay calm.

“Our child is one that takes things seriously, so I try to keep his calmness down and not make him alert I'm not taking him out of school until the last day,” Cummings said.

Police will be on duty for the final two days of school.

Jackson County’s Superintendent Blaine Hess said it’s added protection, but according to the police, the problem’s are not over yet.

Chief Sinnett said, “We are looking at one more person of interest and hopefully, by the end of the week, we'll make another arrest."

School leaders say attendance has been down since the threats started, with 40 percent of students in attendance Monday.

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