Verbal threat made toward students Thursday at Liberty High School in Mounds

Posted at 9:43 PM, Feb 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-16 19:20:12-05

MOUNDS, Okla. -- A verbal threat was made Thursday toward students at Liberty High School in Mounds.

A Tulsa County Sheriff's Office incident report says the student named the students she intended to target. Witnesses told deputies the student said she planned to use an assault rile and told one student to "dig a grave." 

Deputies said the student had previously been arrested for threatening another student with a knife but was not charged. She was suspended for 45 days. 

The student was arrested for this week's incident but has been released. Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said they have stepped up their patrols in the area. 

"I encourage people not to blow off something that they think is out of place or awkward," Deputy Justin Green with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said. "They get that feeling that, 'Yeah if it was going to happen, it was going to be this person, if you have something that makes you think that way go ahead and step up and say something to someone and it turns out to be nothing there is no harm no foul there."

Read an email sent to parents by school principal Matthew Sweet below:

Good evening Liberty community,

At Liberty, student safety is of the utmost priority. Today at the high school a verbal threat was made toward our students. Appropriate precautions were taken and the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office was notified. The suspect has been taken into custody. At no time were any of our students or staff in any immediate danger.

Liberty administration will continue to put student safety first today, tomorrow and in the future.

School officials directed 2 Works For You to the email sent to parents. 

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook