15-year-old student arrested in connection with Okay schools threat

Posted at 4:21 PM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 17:27:07-05

OKAY, Okla. -- A 15-year-old student was arrested in connection with a social media threat made against Okay Public Schools.

School officials on Wednesday alerted Wagoner County Sheriff's Office deputies of two Snapchat photos obtained from the 15-year-old student, who attends Okay schools.

The photo from the student's bedroom shows a photo of a black rifle with the caption "Whoa ready for me to come back to school tomorrow?? Slide up." 

Officials said the student who made the post had been on a 19-day suspension for bringing a Taser and a knife to school.

The student was taken into custody on Thursday, and said that he had borrowed the rifle from a friend. No weapons were found during a search of the student's home.

Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliot sent out the following statement:

"My office takes these cases very serious, especially with the current temperature going on in the country. I believe the school acted wisely, as did the judge in this case. My Deputies and Investigators acted as quick as they had the information." Elliott continued, "As we know this will not be the last time a perceived threat will happen, but today the students at Okay and Porter can feel safe that their lives are valued, and we will act accordingly."       

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