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Threat quickly resolved Wednesday at Buckhannon-Upshur High School

An incident involving a threat at Buckhannon-Upshur High School was quickly resolved Wednesday morning.

B-UHS principal Eddie Vincent told My Buckhannon that a threatening message was found written in a bathroom between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The student who discovered the message reported it to school administrators.

The message was not a bomb threat but rather an issue between two students.

“A kid was having a personal issue with another student,” he said. “We quickly identified the culprit and went into shelter-in-place.”

The situation was resolved in about 20 minutes, Vincent said. The student who wrote the message was sent home.

Vincent said the incident was handled well by administrators, staff and the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department. Cpl. Rocky Hebb with the UCSD is the Prevention Resource Officer at the school.

Lt. Mark Davis with the UCSD said the department was informed of the situation but added that deputies did not respond to the school.

Parents confirmed to My Buckhannon that they too were notified of the incident and told students were safe, although the initial message referred to the situation as a bomb threat.

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