COMFORT, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia man has been arrested charged with making terroristic threats after police say he threatened to bring a gun to an elementary school.
The Boone County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that 53-year-old Herman Dewayne Pickens went to Sherman Elementary School in Comfort and showed an empty gun holster on his belt to school staff. Officials said Pickens had visited the school several times this month and made threats of not leaving his gun in his vehicle the next time he came in to the school.
Media outlets report that authorities found a loaded handgun in his car parked near the school. His connection to the school is unclear.
Pickens was being held on $100,000 bond.
A woman hung up after answering a telephone number listed for Pickens.