A Beckley middle school went into lockdown Wednesday afternoon following a shooting threat.
Beckley Stratton Middle was put under lockdown around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday after rumors of a shooting surfaced. Authorities did not have additional information about the threat, but believe they are false.
Students were allowed to resume classes around 12:40 p.m.
It is the fourth lockdown this week for Beckley area schools.
Liberty High received bomb threats on both Monday and Tuesday and went into lockdown. West Virginia State Police Sergeant J. K. Cooper found no explosive devices after a sweep of the school, however.
Trap Hill Middle also received a bomb threat Tuesday. No explosive devices were found and the investigation is still ongoing.
Three 15-year-old male students are facing felony charges for issuing bomb threats at Liberty High. During his investigation, Cooper narrowed in on the suspects and developed probable cause to obtain juvenile petitions against the trio.
While the petitions have not been granted yet, all three students were suspended from school.
Raleigh County superintendent Jim Brown said the Board of Education will recommend expulsion if the students are found to have made the threats.