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    Mingo County Schools given all clear after domestic incident leads to lockdown

    By Jessica Patterson,

    30 days ago

    UPDATE: (5:15 p.m. Thursday) – West Virginia State Police are releasing more information about the incident that led to a school lockdown in Mingo County.

    According to WVSP, the incident was a domestic call in the Bend Creek area of Logan County. Troopers say a male allegedly fired a shot during the incident and then ran.

    Troopers say no one was hit by the shot fired, and they were able to catch the individual who ran from the scene.

    The WVSP says no further information is being released on the incident at this time.

    MINGO COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Mingo County Schools are back to regular operations after a precautionary lockdown earlier Thursday after a nearby incident.

    According to the Mingo County Board of Education, the precautionary lockdown went into effect after a “report of an incident” in the Bend Creek area. The BOE says as they were getting ready to send out a public announcement, they received the all-clear from 911 dispatchers.

    School officials say all students and staff are safe and that the schools are now “operating normally.”

    “We appreciate the fast action of law enforcement, 911, and Gilbert and Mingo Central school officials,” the Mingo County BOE said in a Facebook post.

    WOWK 13 News is working to learn more details regarding the incident that led to the lockdown.

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