Three Juveniles Detained In Connection With Wednesday's Bomb Threat

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email

For the third straight day Parkersburg High School classes were disrupted by a bomb threat, and we know the police have suspects in custody.

Parkersburg Police Chief Gerald Board says three juveniles have been detained in connection with Wednesday's incident, which was reported at approximately 1:00 pm.

Students were back in class at 2:40 pm, a little more than half an hour before the normal class dismissal time.

School officials emphasize students were not sent home, but gathered in Stadium Field until school resumed.

Chief Board says the three individuals from Wednesday's threat face a detention hearing Thursday.

Another juvenile suspect has been detained in connection with Tuesday's threat.

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  • by student Location: parkersburg on Sep 12, 2008 at 07:58 AM
    My own parents have threatend to take me out of school , because of these bomb threats. I think it is getting a litle rediculous. I miss going to school i havent went this whole week because of this situation. Its getting a litle out of hand if you ask me!
  • by rediculous Location: parkersburg on Sep 11, 2008 at 02:22 PM
    This whole thing is getting a litle out of hand! Im fed up of missing school. My parents even threatend to take me 2 another school. So thanx to the ones who called in the bomb threat
  • by usmc mom on Sep 11, 2008 at 12:08 PM
    I think parents today arent as strict as mine were growing up in the60' & 70's . I was strict with mine because of my parents taught me well. But... The names of these kids should be public and should be sent to a Boot Camp for BAD kids. Something to make them think twice before they do something foolish again. It ONLY takes once for a REAL tragedy to happen
  • by David Location: Parkersburg on Sep 11, 2008 at 09:10 AM
    I have read many of the comments here and feel that the main point is being missed. Kids today are not being taught well at home or in society. Kids are bombarded by the media and see that professional athletes and actors/acctresses only get a slap on the wrist for criminal behavior and so it should be fine for them to act that way as well. I have seen many cases in which kids not only see parents behaving in a negative way toward authority and laws but are taught that it is ok as well. These kids do need punished but we as a society need to take a more active and positive role in showing them that these behaviors are not ok.
  • by Earl Totten on Sep 11, 2008 at 08:34 AM
    The persons responsible for these threats should be charged with Domestic Trrrorism and prosecuted.
  • by Mike Location: Walker on Sep 11, 2008 at 07:41 AM
    these kids are extremely stupid. I hope they are charged as adults and put away for a long time. PLEASE teach a lesson to all the kids instead of a hand slap!
  • by phs student Location: Parkersburg on Sep 11, 2008 at 06:22 AM
    Even thought classes where not cancled over half the students when home ther parents came and got them. I know i was there. I think if they want this to stop they will not let any studdents leave. That is the reward for there actions not the punishment. This reward is bait for other student to do the same thang, and they alo know they will just get slaped on the wrist and expled. That is a reward in it self
  • by Mrs.Mac Location: Parkersburg on Sep 11, 2008 at 06:21 AM
    I agree that these juvenile delinquents should have to serve time for making these bomb threats. Whether it be in a juvenile detention center or the regional jail if old enough to charge as an adult. One of the juveniles that was caught last year when the bomb threats were going on at both PHS and South lives in my neighborhood. I know for a fact that this young man served about 2 months house arrest and maybe "some" community service. Now tell me what is wrong with this picture. Because of the punishment not being severe who is to say that he will not do it again?
  • by William Location: Parkersburg on Sep 11, 2008 at 06:11 AM
    last year when this happened and people were apprehended, that was the last you heard about it. So to a lot of kids (and this is how they would see it) "School was disrupted for several days and no one got punished" so why wouldn't someone else try it? Now I know the law forbids an official agency from releasing the names of Juveniles in custody, but that law does not descend to the media I think they, through investigative reporting can divulge the name, unless "convinced" by officials not to. Now I don't know what happened last year, but if This disappears from the media this year, you can bet it will most likely happen next year. TES
  • by annonymous on Sep 11, 2008 at 05:48 AM
    Juveniles...How old are these kids? High School age. Can't they be tried as adults for these threats?
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