PPJ/SHS student allegedly makes threat

Beth Sergent - bsergent@civitasmedia.com

POINT PLEASANT — A juvenile allegedly made a threat at Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School this week, with both the Mason County Sheriff’s Department and Prosecuting Attorney’s Office becoming involved.

According to a press release from the office of Prosecuting Attorney R. Craig Tatterson, a threat was allegedly made by a student at PPJ/SHS on Wednesday. Immediately upon receipt of the relevant facts from the Mason County Sheriff’s Department, the prosecuting attorney’s office states it took appropriate action wherein a hearing was held, which resulted in the juvenile being placed in detention.

According to Tatterson’s office, no additional details can be made available at this time due to the ongoing nature of the investigation and the fact that the matter involves a juvenile. Tatterson’s office added, as in any case, a charge alleging that a person committed a crime or act of delinquency is merely an accusation and any such person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Mason County Schools Superintendent Jack Cullen said the safety of students and staff are a top priority, with procedures already in place to deal with any situation. If there are alleged threats toward students or staff, Cullen said they are taken seriously.

“Law enforcement is contacted,” Cullen said about maintaining safety in the schools. “All steps are taken by our administration to make sure our students and staff are safe.”

Beth Sergent


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