An investigation is underway in Grundy County involving threatening comments allegedly made by an AGWSR Middle School student.

Sheriff Rick Penning said his department initiated the probe after school officials reported the incident on Monday (March 19, 2018).

Penning confirmed that the student's threats were directed at both the school and to other students, but he declined to disclose specifically what was said.

According to Penning, AGWSR school officials handled the matter with the student internally.

“Since comments were made in school, the district was able to diffuse the situation before anything happened," the sheriff said.

When the investigation is complete, authorities plan to turn the case over to the Grundy County Attorney's Office for possible charges.

AGWSR Middle School is located in Wellsburg.

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