BECKLEY, West Virginia — Boone County police have arrested a Raleigh County man who allegedly invoked the mass shooting in Connecticut in a threatening message against a high school.
Chief Deputy Chad Barker says 26-year-old David Linville of Shady Spring was charged Wednesday with making terrorist threats.
Barker says Linville allegedly threatened on a social media website to "relive the Newtown shooting" and specifically targeted Sherman High School. In December, a gunman fatally shot 26 people inside a Newtown elementary school.
Barker says a student alerted Sherman staff Tuesday. Investigators worked to identity Linville, and police were present at the high school Wednesday while he was being located.
Media outlets report Linville was released on bond Thursday after his arraignment in Raleigh County Magistrate Court. It wasn't immediately known whether he has an attorney.