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UPDATE: Jackson’s Mill gets ‘all clear’ after threat deemed not credible

UPDATE – 2:55 PM FRIDAY: The Older Member Conference at Jackson’s Mill has received the “all clear” from law enforcement after the threat reported this morning was deemed not credible.

According to the WVU Extension Service’s Facebook page, “The responsible parties have been identified and removed from camp.”

The camp will continue according to schedule, according to the post.

Here’s the full update from the WVU Extension Service:

OMC receives the “all clear.”

State, local and WVU law enforcement, along with staff at WVU Jackson’s Mill, have given the “all clear” at WVU Extension Service’s Older Member Conference after a reported threat earlier today.

After an investigation, the threat was deemed not credible.

The safety of campers remains a priority for WVU Extension Service and 4-H staff/volunteers followed proper protocol in ensuring the safety of our campers.

We appreciate the swift response of local, state and WVU police.The responsible parties have been identified and removed from camp.

The WVU Police Department is completing a report and additional sanctions may be recommended.

Programming at camp continues according to schedule. The camp will remain closed to outside visitors, per normal camp policy. However, a parent or guardian who wishes to pick up their child/children may do so by reaching out to camp staff and making proper arrangements. Campers who are 18 or older may sign out at any time.

ORIGINAL STORY:

According to the WVU Extension Service’s Facebook page, police are on scene at Jackson’s Mill in Lewis County after an anonymous text containing a potential threat was sent to several campers.

“This morning (June 21), a potential threat was reported at WVU Extension Service’s Older Member Conference at WVU Jackson’s Mill,” reads the post.

Campers have been moved to a safe location, and parents may call WVU Jackson’s Mill at 304-269-5100.

Here’s the full announcement:

This morning (June 21), a potential threat was reported at WVU Extension Service’s Older Member Conference at WVU Jackson’s Mill.

An anonymous internal text was transmitted to several campers. As per camp protocol, WVU Extension Service immediately contacted the proper authorities and police are currently on the scene. The facility was placed on lock down and all campers have been moved to a safe location.

Once authorities give the “all clear,” students will be encouraged to reach out to parents/guardians.

Parents may call WVU Jackson’s Mill at 304-269-5100.

The incident is under investigation and WVU and WVU Extension Service are cooperating with authorities.

We will continue to provide information as we receive it.

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