Parents withdraw son from Owasso school after death threats

OWASSO, Okla. -- Owasso police are investigating after parents say their son received death threats from another student at Mills Elementary. 

The parents of the 12-year-old pulled their son out of the Owasso school district, concerned about his safety.

Jennifer Hilderbrand cannot step foot on Mills Elementary property. This order came from the Principal after they met to discuss Hilderbrand’s son being threatened at school.

Aaron said, “I felt scared.” He claims he’s dealt with bullies for 3 years.

Now in fifth grade, he says it has escalated and is now crossing the line, adding, “They threatened to tear me apart limb from limb and rip my throat out with their teeth.”

His parents, Jennifer and James called the principal.

The father said, “She completed the investigation into the incident and the boy did admit to threatening to kill my son.”

But the parents say the boy wasn’t punished for the threats.

James Hilderbrand said, “We asked her if the Owasso resource officer had been contacted and her response basically was no why would I?”

They decided to take matters into their own hands by filing a police report.

It states the death threat…plus an incident of the boy threatening to stab Aaron with a pencil.

“He actually pointed it at my chest and tried to thrust,” Aaron said.

Aaron tells Two Works For You he has sat in the Principal’s office more than 20 times to about situations like this.

He says he has been told to apologize to each other, and shake hands.

“If they were truly sorry then they would stop it,” Aaron said.

The parents combed through the school’s policies on bullying, believing they did not follow their own procedures.

They decided to withdraw Aaron from Mills.

“We’re going to take very opportunity that he can get to enjoy life, to enjoy his education from now on” his Father said.

Detectives with Owasso police will interview the suspect, victim, and witnesses and see if it leads anywhere.

We reached out to the principal at Mills Elementary several times but didn’t hear back.

 

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