Safety issues spread across Western End schools

By Sarah Mansheim
On Thursday, May 19, weapons were brought into Rainelle Elementary School, and the next day, a bomb threat was made at Eastern Greenbrier Middle School.
No one was harmed in either incident.
According to Rainelle Police Chief J.P. Stevens, two juveniles brought guns to Rainelle Elementary School on Thursday, May 19. The guns were not loaded, Stevens said. The case is being investigated by West Virginia State Police and the Rainelle Police Department.
Then, on Friday, May 20, a bomb threat was made via handwritten note at the middle school. The note was turned in to officials by a student. Greenbrier County Schools Superintendent Sallie Dalton said the school was evacuated to the football field while law enforcement officers swept the school. No evidence of a bomb was found.
Parents were notified of the bomb threat via Greenbrier County Schools’ phone system.


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