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Precautionary lockdown at Jenks West Intermediate after threat from student

Posted at 5:14 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 18:14:37-04

JENKS, Okla. -- Jenks West Intermediate went on precautionary lockdown on Thursday after staff members heard a threat from a student, according to school officials.

Officials say administrators and campus police questioned the student shortly after staff members reported hearing the threat, and they determined it to be not credible.

The precautionary lockdown at West Intermediate was lifted after about 20 minutes. West Elementary was also placed on precautionary lockdown because the two schools sit next to each other.

"I’m a safety guy myself, so I know the police there at Jenks schools has protocols, I know there’s a lot of copy cats right now with everything going around in the world you can’t be too safe but then again you can’t live your life through fear so I’ve talked to my daughter about it," said Clay Streater, a Jenks parent.

This is one of several threats Green Country schools have seen in the past few weeks. Drumright and Hilldale schools both dealt with separate threats on Wednesday.

Last week, a substitute teacher was arrested after threatening to kill a student in Pawhuska.

Even though the Jenks threat was determined not credible, school officials say the student will be disciplined.

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