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Putnam student arrested for threat against Boone school

September 11, 2018

MADISON — A Putnam County student was arrested and charged with making a threat toward Madison Middle School in Boone County through social media over the weekend.

The student, who made the threat through the social media app Instagram, was charged with making terroristic threats and interruption of government process.

The school followed its regular schedule on Monday and law enforcement officers were present as students arrived for classes; however, students were sent home early due to a sewage issue.

The West Virginia State Police are investigating the threat with the help of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

“We have zero tolerance for things like this,” said Chief Deputy Chad Barker on Sunday evening.

In April 2018, a student was arrested for making terroristic threats to students at the school.

The age of the person arrested by the West Virginia State Police was not available Monday.

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