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Cabell Co. School Scare Prompts FEMA Site Visit Review


  The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reviewing its site visit procedures after a staff member’s appearance at two West Virginia elementary schools caused a scare.

Cabell County Schools spokesman Jedd Flowers said Thursday that school officials weren’t notified prior to the worker’s visit on Monday.

Flowers says the worker showed one school’s principal his identification badge. But she didn’t think the badge was legitimate. The man left and the principal notified county school officials, who contacted police.

Another school implemented a partial lockdown when the worker showed up there.

FEMA Region III spokesman Daniel Stoneking says there was a miscommunication regarding who would notify the schools being visited. He says the misunderstanding was quickly resolved.

Stoneking says FEMA is reviewing site visit procedures and taking corrective actions.