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UPDATE: 2 juveniles identified for threats at Fayette County high school

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FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WVVA) -

Charges are pending against at least two juveniles accused of making threats concerning a Fayette County high school.

According to Sheriff Mike Fridley, a juvenile made a threatening post on Snapchat Friday involving Valley High School. That juvenile was identified by troopers with the West Virginia State Police. Charges against the juvenile are pending.

Sheriff Fridley said another post started circulating on social media Sunday "concerning another threat at Valley High School."  Deputies were able to identify two juveniles associated with the post. According to Sheriff Fridley, the matter was turned over to county Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah "to determine appropriate criminal charges for both juveniles."

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and Fayette County Schools take every lawful precaution to ensure the safety of students and staff at our schools. If anyone has information about pending violence or threats to occur at schools, or knows of a potentially dangerous situation like this, they are encouraged to tell staff at the school or call local law enforcement. Again we ask that authorities be notified as soon as you see any type of post on social media.--Sheriff Mike Fridley
 

If you have any information concerning the treats made against Valley High School on social media, you are urged to call the sheriff's office at 304-574-3590 or Crimestoppers 304-255-7867.

The Fayette County Board of Education released the following statement:

"Fayette County Schools is committed to take strong disciplinary action and prosecute anyone involved with social media posts or threats made concerning our school system," according to the Fayette County Board of Education.

Valley High School and Valley Elementary School will operate on a normal schedule on Tuesday.


The Fayette County Board of Education has released a statement regarding threatening messages circulating on social media.

In a press release, the school board says it has been made aware of inappropriate, threatening Snapchat messages, and is working with law enforcement to take precautions at the schools involved.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Dept. did not make mention of which schools received threats. The school board is receiving assistance from West Virginia State Police and local law enforcement, as well as the Fayette County prosecuting attorney, to assure the safety of Fayette County students.

WVVA News has received confirmation that Valley High School will be closed Monday. We will update you on any more closures if more are announced.

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