Lockdown lifted at Mount View High School following Snapchat post

WELCH, WV (WVVA) Mount View High School was placed on lockdown after police say a student shared a post on social media “referencing school shootings.”

According to Sgt. R.A. Daniel with the West Virginia State Police, the Snapchat post did not “include any direct threat or action.”

Law enforcement responded to the high school shortly before 11:00 a.m. Monday after receiving a “threats complaint” from principal Debra Hall.

“The complaint involved a social media post on snapchat by a student whom attends Mt. View, referencing school shootings,” stated Sgt. R.A. Daniel. “The post was captured and shared by a third party to the attention of the school’s principal. Upon review, it was determined the post did not include any direct threat or action; however, a lockdown was initiated.”

Officers did not find any “substantial threats or weapons” during a search of the school.

Two male students involved in the Snapchat post could face discipline from school officials.
The lockdown was lifted, and the school returned to normal operations.

Paul Hess

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