Oklahoma City police arrested a 16-year-old who is accused of making a threat against a teacher and security officers at Western Heights High School.
According to police, Tuesday morning, a concerned parent called officers to report a threat made on Facebook. The threat specifically mentioned shooting security guards and a teacher at Western Heights High School, located at 8201 S.W. 44th.
Officers said they are taking the threats seriously. All students had to go through a metal detector. There is a heightened security presence on Tuesday.
Western Heights Public Schools released the following statements on its Facebook page as police investigated the threat,
“There was a threat made on Facebook to “shoot security guards and teacher” at the high school. No specific names were given. Police are handling it. Student and staff safety are our primary concern. Thank you.”
“The district is well aware of the comments that have been made on Facebook and we are working with OKC police department regarding this issue. We have police presence on our main campus where officers are investigating the issue. We are on a heightened level of Security today and the rest of the week.”
According to Oklahoma City police, investigators were able to determine that the threat was made by a 16-year-old girl who’s a former student at the school.
The teenager was taken into custody and booked into the Oklahoma County Juvenile Detention Center on felony charges related to the threat, including use of computer network to violate Oklahoma statute, threats to commit an act of violence, and a misdemeanor count of acts resulting in gross injury.