The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of a possible threat at Independence High School. As of this release it appears to be the result of a social media posting in which someone stated that they heard a rumor of a possible threat at the school. There has been no actual verified threat that we are aware of at this point. We have increased security at the school as a precaution. That situation remains under investigation at this time.
There was also a report of a threat at Independence Middle School. At this point it appears that this was not an actual threat, but the situation remains under investigation. We have also increased security measures at that school as a precaution.