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Minor in custody after threat made to Cleveland schools

Posted at 3:47 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 16:47:58-04

CLEVELAND, Okla. — A 14-year-old former student was taken into custody after police said he threatened to bring firearms to Cleveland Middle School.

On Monday afternoon, officials with Cleveland Public Schools contacted police about a social media threat.

The former student, who is now enrolled in a virtual school, had several firearms at his home and threatened to bring them to the school, police said.

The minor was taken into custody and possible charges were referred to the Pawnee County District Attorney's Office.

"The Cleveland Police Department wishes to thank the administration of the Cleveland Public Schools for its quick report and cooperation in the neutralizing of this threat," said Cleveland Chief of Police Clinton Stout. "Because of the quick and professional handling of this situation by the Cleveland Public Schools and the officers of the Cleveland Police Department a potential fatal event was avoided and students were protected from possible harm."

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