Iron County, Missouri
Iron County
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Ironton, Missouri
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220 S. Shepherd St.
Ironton, Missouri 63650

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Update on the Arcadia Valley School threat.

First, I would like to thank Dr. Carver and the school staff, along with the State, Federal and local Law Enforcement Agencies for the support and assistance during this investigation.

After several days of intense investigation, Justin Buffington, age 17, was taken into custody Friday Morning at the Arcadia Valley High School and charged with “MAKING A TERRORIST THREAT”. Buffington is currently being held at the Iron County Jail.

I would like for the citizens and parents to know the App (After School) is in no way connected with the school and the incident could have been cleared almost immediately if the App Company would have provided the necessary information when initially requested on Saturday, September 17.  We suggest parents talk with their children about the use of phone Apps, computer software and other multimedia devices

The Iron County Sheriff’s Office we will always investigate any incidents involving schools, businesses, etc. until we have all the facts and the case is presented to the Prosecuting Attorney. As information becomes available and verified, we will immediately notify the news media and place it on our web site,, and on Facebook.