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Second School Threat This Week in Mercer County

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By: Mike McCullough, MetroNews

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Authorities are on high alert this morning following the second threat in a week at a Mercer County high school.

The first threat happened Tuesday at Princeton Senior High School. Mercer County Schools released the following statement Wednesday morning in regard to a social media threat made toward Bluefield High School:

“Mercer County Schools takes all potential threats seriously. In that vein, Mercer County Schools has instituted steps to help ensure student safety. Local law enforcement have been contacted and will be present today at Bluefield High School. School will operate on a regular schedule.”

No further details are available at this time.