CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Police believe someone from out-of-state made a threat on social media Tuesday night to shoot the George Washington High School principal.
Charleston police were at the school Wednesday morning to investigate, according to Lt. C.E. Sisson of the Charleston Police Department.
Sisson said the threat was regarding the speech at the school last week by Pam Stenzel, an abstinence-only speaker brought in by Believe in West Virginia, a religious group. Several students and parents were upset by Stenzel's comments, and that students were required by Principal George Aulenbacher to attend.
Lt. Shawn Williams said someone threatened to shoot Aulenbacher on a Facebook page created in support of the principal.
"We take any of those [threats] seriously, especially any of those dealing with students or staff at schools," Williams said.
Police planned to contact Facebook to have the posting removed, according to Williams.
A GW student confirmed there was an "increased police presence" at the school this morning because of the threat.
Katelyn Campbell, the school's student body president, asked for an injunction in Kanawha Circuit Court against Aulenbacher on Monday, alleging he threatened to call the college where she's been accepted and tell them she has "bad character" for speaking up against the controversial abstinence-only assembly.