Threat Investigated at Wheeling Park High School

WHEELING — Parents of students at Wheeling Park High School were alerted that a potential threat had been located at the school on Monday. A threatening message regarding a possible incident today at the school was written on a bathroom wall, which prompted the all call to parents.

Today, Ohio County School Superintendent Kim Miller assured parents all precautions were being taken and local and state law enforcement have gotten involved in the investigation. The school resource officer and Ohio County Chief Deputy John Schultz were on scene today in addition to other officers patrolling the area.

“The Ohio County Sheriff’s Department, in cooperation with the State Police and Wheeling Police Department, are investigating a potential threat that was written on a restroom wall at Wheeling Park High School on Monday,” Miller said this morning. “As always, safeguards have been put in place to ensure the safety of our students.

“All threats at our schools are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. We encourage any students with information about this to speak to school administration.”

Miller said the threat is a violation of the Safe Schools Act and carries serious consequences. Classes were being held as normal today, officials said.

Some students at the school today expressed concerns via text to parents. Similar threats were made in May of last year and were unfounded.