Guthrie police make arrest in high school assembly threat

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) -- Police in Guthrie say a high school student has been arrested for making a threat "that something was going to happen" during a school assembly.

Police Chief Damon Devereaux said the student is a minor and was arrested after being questioned Monday about the Friday threat. He didn't know if the student had an attorney.

Devereaux declined to specify the type of threat that was made.

Devereaux said the threat was possibly a "copycat" threat after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., earlier Friday.

Guthrie Superintendent Mike Simpson said the threat was reported by other students and immediately relayed to police. Simpson says the student was suspended Monday.

Devereaux said police officers will be patrolling the school daily through Friday.

A Bartlesville High School student also faces charges after threatening to harm him classmates.

Sammie Chavez, was arrested Friday, the same day a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and opened fire, leaving 27 dead in his wake.

A .22-caliber rifle was found at Chavez' home, investigators said Monday. A review of information obtained from the school computer used by Chavez showed searches from Nov. 30 for a .22 caliber rifle built on a machine gun platform.

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