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UPDATE: Lockdown at Cedar Grove Community School lifted

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Christy Jarrell, 29, was arrested at the 7-11 in Rand, W.Va.  She is currently being held by the Quincy Detachment of the State Police.

Jarrell was picked up on the petit larceny warrant issued for a gun theft that occurred on Charleston's west side overnight.

Police did not find the gun when they arrested Jarrell.




According to police, the incident began when a woman called the school to report that her sister had a gun and was on her way to the school.

The woman who was supposedly on her way to the school is Christy Jarrell, 29.  Jarrell was released from jail yesterday on an unrelated charge of shoplifting.

Police have issued a warrant for Jarrell's arrest, but not for the incident at Cedar Groove Community School.  The warrant is for petit larceny.  Jarrell is accused of stealing a firearm from an apartment building on Charleston's west side.

Police do not believe, at this moment, that Jarrell had any intention of going to the school or causing harm to any children.



According to Kanawha County Schools, the lockdown at Cedar Grove Community School has been lifted. The lockdown was lifted shortly before 11:30 a.m.


According to a representative of Cedar Grove Community School, the school received a threat this morning.

According to Jane Roberts of the Kanawha County Board of Education, told us that a person called the school this morning to tell them that one of their family members was on the way to the school.

The caller told the school that the person was a threat to the school.

West Virginia State Troopers and Kanawha County Sheriff's Dept. are on the scene.

The school was placed on lock down due to the threat.  No injuries have been reported.

The Kanawha County Schools has issued the following announcement:

"Cedar Grove Community School is currently under lockdown for pre-cautionary purpose.  Students are safe and continuing their normal day.  Parents will be notified when the lockdown is lifted."

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