Huntington High Evacuated After Firework Type Device Found

Dec 11, 2014

Huntington Police evacuated Huntington High school Thursday afternoon after school administrators received reports that a student had an explosive device.

School bus arrives to evacuate Huntington High students.
Credit Clark Davis

Late Thursday morning Huntington Police were called to the high school because of a report of a firework type device found in the possession of a juvenile. The student had shown the device to another juvenile who reported it. Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli says the onsite resource officer, who is a member of the Huntington Police Department arrested the individual. The device was then recovered and rendered inert. 

It looked like an Easter egg with firecrackers, it wasn't a lethal device. But it was something that was concerning. -- Director of Communications of Cabell County Schools, Jeff Flowers

Students were evacuated to the football field and then picked up by parents or rode the bus home. Chief Ciccarelli says an investigation will continue.

Both the suspect and witness in the case were juveniles