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UPDATE: Rumors of threats unfounded at Mercer County schools

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UPDATE: MONTCALM (WVVA) - Mercer County Schools Assistant Superintendent Joe Turner tells WVVA News that Montcalm High and Montcalm Elementary were never placed on lockdown, but there was a police presence there Thursday morning in light of rumors of a threat.

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MONTCALM (WVVA) - Rumors of a threat of possible violence at at least four Mercer County Schools were determined to be unfounded Thursday morning after several schools were temporarily placed on lockdown.

Mercer County Schools Assistant Superintendent Joe Turner tells WVVA News that there were rumors spread through the Internet and word of mouth -- believed to have originated at Montcalm High -- that a student was going to bring a weapon to school.

Princeton Middle, Princeton High, and the Mercer County Technical Education Center were placed on lockdown as a result. There was a police presence at Montcalm as the school day began, but the schools there were not placed on lockdown.

Following an investigation by police it was determined that the rumors were false. The schools have since been taken off lockdown.

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