BECKLEY, W.Va. -- A Raleigh County man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly threatening to "relive the Newtown shooting" at a Boone County High School.
David Henry Linville, 26, of Shady Spring, allegedly sent a social media message to a Sherman High School student Monday evening threatening to "relive the Newtown shooting," according to Boone County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Chad Barker.
"The communications took place on a social media site and were very specific and disturbing," Barker said. He said Linville allegedly targeted Sherman High School by name.
He said the student brought the threat to the attention of school officials Tuesday, and authorities began tracking down Linville. Raleigh County authorities found Linville and he was questioned by Boone County deputies Wednesday, Barker said.
Linville was arrested in Beckley on Wednesday and charged with threats of a terrorist act. He was free on bond Thursday. Barker said the allegation carries a possible prison sentence of one to three years.Schools in the Big Coal River area of Boone County were running on a modified schedule for the first part of the day Wednesday as a precaution, Barker said. Sherman High School was on modified lockdown with police present until Linville was found.