"He gave a confession," Barker said. "He didn't deny sending the threat."
Barker said deputies still are trying to clarify how Linville knows the boy who reported the threat. Deputies did not find any weapons in Linville's home.
Schools in the Big Coal River area were running on a modified schedule Wednesday morning as a precaution while deputies searched for Linville. Barker said Sherman High was on a modified lockdown and officers were at the school during the search.
The sheriff's office worked closely with the Boone County school board and administrators at Sherman High. Deputies thanked the students, staff, parents and administrators for their cooperation.
"We pretty much knew where he was," Barker said. "It was just a matter of putting hands on him. We did not feel that he was near the school. If we did, students would not have been allowed at the school Wednesday morning."
Linville was charged with threats of a terrorist act, a felony punishable by one to three years in prison. He was arraigned in Raleigh County Wednesday and is free on a $30,000 bond.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.
Other Cops and Courts HeadlinesMan found dead in mobile home near Elkview