Teen charged after reportedly making threats to students at Bassett High School


HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Henry County authorities confirm a threat that involved a Bassett High School student wanting to do harm to a small group of classmates on Monday.

According to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, the threat did involve the use of a firearm.

The sheriff’s office says they worked with school officials to ensure students and staff are safe.

Authorities say the 14-year-old boy who made the threats has been charged with making threats of death or bodily injury to persons on school property and was subsequently detained at the W.W. Moore Juvenile Detention Facility in Danville.

If you have any information about these threats, you are asked to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463.

Crimestoppers offers rewards of up to $2,500 for information related to the crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information provided determines the amount of reward paid out.

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