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Student Confesses to Philippi Middle School Bomb Threat
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on March 20, 2013 @ 7:17PM
Created on March 20, 2013 @ 6:27PM

The Philippi Police Department told 5 News a student has confessed to another bomb threat in Barbour County. Tuesday there was a threat on Philippi Elementary and Wednesday the threat was on the middle school.

It all started around 9:30 Wednesday morning when students found a hand written note, saying there was a bomb in the building. Police arrived on scene immediately and evacuated students and faculty to the elementary school.

They then searched the building, but found no sign of a bomb. A K-9 Unit from the state police was called in to make sure the area was safe and it was cleared around 3:00 p.m.. The Philippi Police Department lead the investigation with the help of the Barbour County Sheriff's Department. The student has not yet been identified, but charges are pending.  Officials said that school will run on a regular schedule Thursday.

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Mar 21, 2013 at 6:38 PM
The student should be charged as an adult and given the maximum sentence possible.
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