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Third Bomb Threat Received at Gilmer County High School

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Twice already this year, students were evacuated from Gilmer County High School after bomb threats. Both times, those threats were discovered on the wall of a boy's bathroom.

On Monday, it happened again, sending students to safety on the campus of Glenville State College.

The West Virginia State Police is investigating all three incidents and said each one is taken as seriously as the next.

"We're going to go through our procedures, clear the school, make sure its safe for people to come back into, then we're going to start the investigation. It doesn't change from the first bomb threat to the last bomb threat," said Cpl. Robert Smith of the West Virginia State Police.

But the entire community is looking for answers. No bombs have been found at the high school, but students and staff are getting increasingly frustrated with the interruptions, and Glenville's mayor said the culprit needs to understand how dangerous his or her actions are.

"You know, it's a threat. It may be a joke, it might be a prank, but you never know when it could be real. They need to be able to think quickly on their feet and not take it lightly, and I'm glad they haven't," said Mayor Tashua Allman-Duval.

State police clear the building before anyone is allowed to return after each threat, but some parents worry that, if the threats continue, other reports may not be taken as seriously.

"It's coming across as the kid who cried wolf. Eventually, if you do this enough times, people stop believing, and the one time you really need people to believe, they won't because of this," said parent Gary Morris.

If you have any information to help the investigation, contact the West Virginia State Police at 304-462-7101.