FISHERSVILLE – The August County Sheriff’s Office said Monday afternoon that Wilson Memorial High School officials had received information about a potentially threatening video, a press release said.
The video was posted on mobile phones by some students, and the sheriff’s office said it contained “language regarding a potential threat to an unknown school.”
Although the video was found by WMHS students, it was not targeted at a specific August County school, the release said.
The high school was imposed on a modified lock mode “due to great caution,” the release said. Additional deputies were relocated to the area, and the presence of law enforcement agencies was strengthened during the dissolution of the school.
The sheriff’s office is investigating the origin of the video. Additional information will be published when it becomes available.
“At this time, there are no known threats to August County schools,” the release said.
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