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Clay Schools Closed During Ongoing Threat Investigation

Clay County

Officials say Clay County schools will be closed for the rest of the week during an ongoing school threat investigation.

On its website, the school district told media outlets in a statement Tuesday that the decision was made to close the schools Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after additional information was obtained in the investigation. Officials have not said what that additional information was.

Superintendent Kenneth Tanner says administrators received a tip on April 26 that a Clay Middle School student was involved in making threats against the school.

Tanner says three middle school students have since been removed from school for their involvement.

West Virginia State Police are investigating. No arrests have been made in connection with the threats.

Classes are expected to resume on Monday.