Fayette County officials respond to threats from schools on social media


FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WVNS) – A Fayette County miner is identified for posting threats on social media.

According to Sheriff Mike Fridley, on Sunday, March 27, 2022, a minor was found posting threats on social media involving Oak Hill High and Oak Hill Middle Schools. This minor was found by the Sheriff’s Department, Oak Hill and Mount Hope Police Departments.

Within four hours of the posting, the suspect in Sunday’s alleged social media threat against Oak Hill and Oak Hill High Schools was located at their residence. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department were able to search the residence and it was determined that the suspect acted alone and was not in possession of weapons or anything to carry out the threat.

“I cannot express enough the seriousness of these threats and how seriously the law enforcement community takes threats of this nature. Within four hours of publication, we were knocking on the suspect’s door. »

Sheriff Fridley, Fayette County

The case is now in the hands of the prosecutor to decide whether there will be criminal charges. A juvenile petition for terrorism threats was filed first thing this morning and prosecutor Anthony Ciliberti will take it to a circuit judge.

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