MADISON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A purported threat to Madison Middle School created concern in students and parents after making the rounds on social media Tuesday night.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office addressed the issue on Tuesday revealing that the threat is one in a series of similarly issued threats, but that Boone County residents need not concern themselves with the matter.
“The Boone County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone County Board of Education are aware of a threat addressed to Madison Middle School, which started circulating late Tuesday night on Social Media,” reads a statement from the department, which goes on to reveal that the threat was directed at a Kentucky-based facility.
“Investigators have been able to speak with officials in Kentucky and confirm that this is at least the second in a series of threats from a spam social media account directed at Madison Middle School located in Richmond, Kentucky.
Authorities further assure that information does not point to the threat as being relevant in Boone County but indicates plans for increased law enforcement present at Madison Middle School in West Virginia for Wednesday morning. This measure, the department says, is being taken to alleviate concerns of those at the school and their families.
“At this time we have no reason to believe this threat was directed to MMS in Boone County, WV. However, we will have an increased police presence at MMS in the morning to help ease the minds of students, parents and staff,” the statement continued. “The safety of our children and school staff are of the utmost importance.