Stillwater police: No one harmed in incident

Posted at 9:34 AM, Mar 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 22:44:38-04

STILLWATER, Okla. – Parents and guardians were advised to pick up children at a local elementary school due to a “suspicious incident” Wednesday morning. 

Westwood Elementary School sent out a statement Wednesday asking that parents or guardians pick up their children after Stillwater police were called to respond to a suspected bomb threat. Stillwater police say they received a call about a woman at the school saying “I am here take the kids to heaven.”

Police went on to say that this statement, as well as other behavior concerned the principal, prompting the phone call. The woman allegedly did not have children who were attending the school either.

Officers were able to detain the woman and found a wire sticking out from her purse. The school said this prompted them, along with police, to issue the evacuation as precaution. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol bomb squad was called to the scene to examine the purse.

Children were taken to the CareerTech parking lot across 6th Street, south of the school and parents were notified of the evacuation.

Stillwater police went on to say that no one was harmed during the incident and after examining the purse, found nothing of concern.

Investigators say they spoke with the woman who they say may be struggling with some mental health issues. She is being cared for by authorities.

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