Extra Patrols at Wheeling Park High School After Threatening Message Found

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Students at Wheeling Park High School located the following threats on a boys bathroom stall’s wall Wednesday.

Authorities said the message they found said: “I am going to bring a gun and shoot some kids then shoot myself because I’m bullied to much.”and “Skool is gonna blow up today.”

Authorities said kids were evacuated and state police, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department and Wheeling Police searched the school. Police said nothing was found.

The administration worked with law enforcement all day Wednesday to ensure the safety of all students and to secure the facility. School officials said additional safety precautions can be expected as they continue the investigation with law enforcement. 

In a press release school officials said: ”We are asking parents to talk to their children, as open and honest communication aides in identifying warning signs. We take every threat seriously and respect our parents’ decision regarding their child’s safety.”

7News will have continuing coverage on the security measures taking place at Wheeling Park High School on Thursday morning.

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