Elementary student charged with making threats at Henry Co. school

(MGN Online)

HENRY Co., Va. (WSET) -- The Henry County Sheriff's Office said it's charged a male student at a local elementary school for threatening to bomb the school.

The sheriff's office said a threatening message was found at G.W. Carver Elementary School around 10:10 a.m. Friday, February 9.

Deputies and school officials said they worked together to make sure students and staff were safe.

Through the course of the investigation, investigators said a male student was developed as a suspect and he confessed that it was a hoax and there was never any threat to students.

That student has been charged with threats to bomb or burn and was released into the custody of his parents, the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff's office said it asks parents to have conversations with children, encouraging them to immediately report any type of threat they hear and also not be involved in these acts as they can have serious legal repercussions.

Anyone having information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 63-CRIME (632-7463).

The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2500.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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