UPDATE: Law enforcement confirms ‘no immediate threat’ to Lincoln High School students following lockdown, scene clear


UPDATE (10/9/2019 1:00 p.m.):

SHINNSTON, W.Va. – The scene is officially clear at Lincoln High School Following a lockdown on Wednesday morning. Police gave the “all clear” just before 1 p.m.

Classes at Lincoln High School will resume as normal, and parents who wish to pick up their children can do so by signing them out.

The investigation is still ongoing and no other information on the purpose of the lockdown is being released at this time.

ORIGINAL (10/9/2019):

SHINNSTON, W.Va. – Lincoln High School is currently on a precautionary lockdown, according to the Harrison County Board of Education.

Harrison County BOE officials said that Lincoln High School was put on a ‘Code Yellow’ precautionary lockdown on Wednesday morning.

911 officials confirmed there is currently a heavy police presence at the high school with several law enforcement agencies on scene, including the Shinnston Police Department. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Clarksburg Police Department, Bridgeport Police Department, West Virginia State Police, Harrison County EMS and Shinnston Fire Department are also on scene.

SWAT teams from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Clarksburg Police Department and Bridgeport Police Department are on scene, as well. Additionally, a group of parents is gathered at the cemetery across the street from the school, while students are being kept inside the school

On Monday, the Shinnston Police Department confirmed they were investigating a possible threat against Lincoln High School. Officers said the the possible threat was in the form of the text message and the persons of interest were not allowed into the school on Monday. It is unknown at this time if Wednesday’s lockdown in connection to the possible threat that was reported on Monday.

Law enforcement confirmed there is no immediate danger to students at the school.

12 News currently has a reporter on scene. Stay with 12 News for any further updates.

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