CLAY SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR REST OF WEEK FOLLOWING “COLUMBINE LIKE” THREAT

School has been canceled in Clay County for the rest of this week related to “heightened concerns” from parents, guardians and students following threats, according to Superintendent Kenneth Tanner.

Last week, school leaders were made aware of a threat by students at Clay County Middle School had received threats related to the anniversary of the Columbine shootings.

West Virginia State Police are investigating, but no arrests or charges have been made in the case.

Tanner is saying that while no evidence of a threat has been received relating to any other school, school officials have determined it is in the best interest of students and parents to close all schools for the three-day period.

During the days off school administrators will be available to answer questions and take phone calls about the situation.

According to the Clay County School’s website, “Barring any extraordinary circumstances, classes will resume on a regular schedule for Monday, May 9, 2016.”

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