Upshur school evacuated

A “possible emergency situation” shortly after noon Friday prompted the evacuation of Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School.

Upshur County Board of Education assistant superintendent David Dilly said all of the students were safely transported to Buckhannon-Upshur High School. He declined to discuss the specifics of the emergency.

“I don’t want to give out false information,” he said.

The students were sent to the high school as “a precautionary measure,” Dilly said, while law enforcement officers searched the middle school buildings and grounds.