Bartlesville student Hubler awaiting court date for machete charge; allegedly talked of killing cops

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - A Bartlesville High School student is facing a criminal charge after bringing a machete to school and allegedly threatening to kill police.

Jonathon Hubler was arrested last Thursday when a Bear Grylls machete was discovered in the back seat of his truck parked in the visitor parking lot of the school.

According to court documents, the 18-year-old called his mother and told her he planned to use the weapon to kill officers at the Bartlesville Police Department.

The teen's father then reportedly drove to the school to take back the truck in which he found packaging and the machete upon arrival, according to the affidavits.

Hubler was taken into protective custody and charged with possession of a weapon on school property.

The court document did not say why Hubler intended to harm the officers.

Hubler pleaded not guilty Tuesday. He's back in court May 3. The district has not commented on how it plans to discipline Hubler.

Hubler is the second Bartlesville high schooler in the last five months to face murder threat allegations. Sammie Chavez was arrested in December, the same day Connecticut mass shooter Adam Lanza killed 26 women and children at Sandy Hook Elementary, for allegedly plotting to shoot his classmates and bomb the school.

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Chavez, also 18, is due back in court two days before Hubler.

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