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UPDATE: Suspect in custody after Clay County schools placed on lockdown

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A man was taken into police custody on Friday night after three schools in Clay County implemented lockdowns for safety reasons.

State Police confirmed that Derrick Glasser,39, from Florida was arrested. He had recently moved to West Virginia, according to troopers.

Troopers said that Glasser is being charged with four counts of felony sex abuse.

There were no injuries during in the apprehension, according to police. Troopers said that information had led them to believe Glasser would be a threat to officers and to the public.

An investigation continues. Keep checking wowktv.com for updates.


The elementary, middle and high schools in Clay County were placed on lockdown Friday.

According to Kenneth Tanner, superintendent for Clay County schools, all three schools were placed on lockdown, but the middle and high school lockdowns have since been lifted earlier in the day.

Tanner says that the lockdown was to prevent an unauthorized sign out of a certain student.

He added that no direct threat was made against the school.

Police responded to the lockdown and surrounded the school.  Parents began showing up to the school to remove their children, but were told they couldn't be released due to the lockdown.

No arrests have been made and police are still investigating. 

Keep checking back with us as we work to bring you more details.

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