(12/18/2012)
2:15 PM UPDATE - Officials say Wirt County High School has been swept and cleared by West Virginia State Police K-9 units, and students have returned to the school.

The county schools are no longer on lockdown.

School officials are saying that the bus schedule will be run as normal.

Sources from Newton, Roane County reported that Geary Elementary School had a scare and was evacuated. No further information was available.

Lynn Hurt, assistant superintendent of Wayne County Schools said a male student at Spring Valley High school made threats on Facebook over the weekend, then a student told a school administrator about those threats around noon on Monday.

The administrator called the boy out of class, called his parents and phoned police.

The school then went into lockdown procedures as police swept campus with a K-9 unit.

Princeton Sr. High School was evacuated after the school received a taped recording of a bomb threat to the school.

ORIGINAL STORY 11 AM - Students have been evacuated from Wirt County High School in Elizabeth following what the school system said was a bomb threat.

An official at the Wirt County board office confirmed the threat and told the Hur Herald that all students have been evacuated to another site.

"All the students are safe," said the official.

There are reports of parents coming to the school to pick-up their children.

The school declined to give the time the threat was issued, but other sources told the Herald it was about 10:30 a.m.

Police and first responders are on the scene, and reportedly a drug sniffing dog was brought to the school.

The adjacent schools, Wirt Primary and Wirt Middle are on lock-down or have been also been evacuated, but the threat was not made toward those schools.

Another source said, "All Wirt schools remain on lockdown."

A so-called threat at Gilmer County High School in Glenville a couple of weeks ago caused the school to be evacuated, with the incident not widely reported by media.

See   BOMB SCARE AT GILMER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL


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