Student Suspended Following Lockdown of Mingo School

Oct 27, 2015

Police say a student has been suspended after reports of a gun prompted the lockdown of a Mingo County school.

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Mingo County Sheriff James Smith tells media outlets that no weapon was found.

Smith says Mingo County Central High School was placed on lockdown on Monday after the student told another student that he had a gun in his shoe.

The sheriff says the school was placed on lockdown again on Tuesday morning as a precaution. The lockdown has been lifted.

Information about the incident will be forwarded to the Mingo County prosecutor's office, which will determine whether any charges will be filed.