UPDATE | Second suspect arrested in connection with social media threats

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CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – UPDATE 4/17/19 @ 2:51 p.m.
A second suspect is in custody in connection with threats. At least one of those threats was against a high school in Cabell County.

A Cabell Midland High School senior was arrested Tuesday after an alleged threat against the school.

"Following the arrest of a person who made a threat on social media toward Cabell Midland yesterday, a follow-up threat was made by a second person on social media," said Cabell Schools Director of Communications Jedd Flowers.

School district officials notified the Cabell County Sheriff's Office about the second threat. Wednesday afternoon, the district put Cabell Midland High School and Ona Elementary School on a precautionary lockdown as law enforcement investigated.

Deputies arrested a second suspect and the lockdown was lifted just before 2 p.m. Wednesday.

ORIGINAL STORY 4/16/19
A Cabell Midland High School senior was arrested Tuesday after an alleged threat against the school, Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said.

The sheriff said the threat was made on social media, showing the student posing with a gun and threatening the school.

Zerkle said investigators were made aware of the threat early Tuesday afternoon and had the student in custody within the hour.

The boy was not at school when he was arrested.

No injuries were reported, and the threat did not disrupt classes.



 
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