Shooting threat to Taylor County Middle School deemed not credible

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GRAFTON, W.Va. – Taylor County Middle School students were in no danger despite a lockdown during school Wednesday, according to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department.

According to the sheriff, a Taylor County Middle School student received a call Wednesday from someone threatening a shooting at the school. The school went on lockdown after the threat was reported, according to the sheriff’s department.

During the lockdown, the sheriff made contact with the caller on WV Route 50 and apprehended him, according to the sheriff’s department. After interviewing the caller, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department determined there was no credibility to the shooting threat, according to the sheriff.

No arrests have been made as a result of the threat, and an investigation is still ongoing, according to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department.

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