Students at Elkins High School, Midland Elementary School and Randolph County Technical Center were evacuated Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was discovered at the high school, according to school officials.
Buses evacuated Elkins High students just before 8:30 a.m. The students were taken to the Elkins Randolph County Airport. Midland Elementary students were evacuated and taken to Orchard Hall, according to school officials. The Randolph County Technical Center was also evacuated due to the close proximity of the center and the high school.
Randolph County Schools superintendent Terry George confirmed that a bomb threat was directed at Elkins High School. George said that a student discovered the bomb threat written on the wall of the girl's bathroom at the high school and reported it.
The Elkins Police Department said that there was no device found in the school Wednesday.
After further investigation into the incident, it was discovered that the threat was made by a student at Elkins High School and is now considered a disciplinary matter, according to George. The police investigation is now closed.
Both schools were dismissed at 9:45 a.m., according to school officials. All activities and practices at Elkins High School for Wednesday have also been canceled. Approximately 1,200 students between the three schools were affected.