All interior and exterior doors typically stay locked at the school, according to Brown. She said that, instead of announcing the lockdown situation school-wide, she notified each teacher individually, so students would not become alarmed.
The bomb-sniffing dog did "a quick sweep" of the building as a precautionary measure, but nothing was found, Brown said.
"At no point were the children in any danger," she said. "We had lots of [phone calls] asking why didn't we evacuate, and the real reason is because there wasn't a real threat."
Stanley currently does not have access to the building, Brown said.
Jane Roberts, assistant superintendent in charge of elementary schools for Kanawha County, said that as soon as administrators were contacted about the problem, police were at the school "within minutes."
Roberts cautioned that the alleged threat was not a typical, direct bomb threat.
"It wasn't a bomb threat. A bomb threat is when somebody calls and says there's actually a bomb in the building. This was a statement more like, 'One of these days, I could do this,'" she said. "We contacted the police, and they came and searched the building and determined everything was safe."
The way Kanawha County Schools deals with its employees when he or she is charged with crimes depends on the offense, according to the school district's attorney, Jim Withrow.
"Our policy provides that, if an employee is arrested and charged with an offense, that could ultimately lead to their dismissal, depending on the offense," Withrow said. "The policy allows the superintendent to recommend suspension without pay, pending the outcome of criminal charges."
Stanley was arraigned and was being held in the South Central Regional Jail on a $25,000 cash-only bail.
Brown said many parents were concerned after hearing news reports and wanted to check their children out of school. Brown said she hopes that, in the future, there will be better communication between school officials and families.
"When there's a situation where there's a crisis in a school, we are unlikely to notify the public of that crisis immediately, because it's more unsafe to have strangers to come in and out of the building," Brown said. "If there are lots of adults in the building, it creates a more unsafe situation for the students."
Staff writer Travis Crum contributed. Reach Mackenzie Mays at mackenzie.m...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4814.