Ohio County High School threat believed to not be credible

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The sheriff's department in Ohio County is investigating a potential threat of violence that was made regarding the Ohio County High School.

According to officials, the threat was found written on a wall in the high school and was discovered by school officials on Tuesday and was then reported to the school resource deputy.

As a result of the investigation by the Ohio County High School Resource Deputy, the threat is not believed to be credible due to the time frame but the investigation is open and ongoing.

The Sheriff’s Office along with the Ohio County Board of Education has two full-time resource deputies. 

The Sheriff’s Office has assigned extra deputies to the high school as a precautionary measure. 

In light of recent events across the United States, officials say they have increased police presence in all schools, they also add the office will also conduct walk-through patrols at the high school after normal school hours.  

All local law enforcement agencies will be conducting extra patrols at the schools.

The Sheriff’s Office will continue to work closely alongside the Ohio County School system with any issues facing the schools. 

The Sheriff's Office says they take any and all threats to schools very seriously and will take any and all measures necessary to ensure the safety of the children.

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