Claremore High School Students Questioned About Twitter Shooting - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Claremore High School Students Questioned About Twitter Shooting Threat

Posted: Updated:
Police outside Claremore High School. Police outside Claremore High School.
CLAREMORE, Oklahoma -

Claremore High School was evacuated Thursday after someone posted a threat on Twitter. The post said a gun would be brought to the school to shoot other students.

At this point, police say they aren't really sure who is responsible, but believe another Claremore High School student made up a fake account to post the threat and get other students in trouble.

Regardless, many parents were very concerned about their kids' safety.

Claremore patrol cars were parked out front of the high school as students walked into school Thursday morning.

Officers were called to investigate a school shooting threat.

"We sent out an all school alert to all of our schools to notify them, the school was safe, we did not go into a lock-down mode and we had an increased presence," said Claremore Superintendent, Mike McClaren.

He said the threat originated from a tweet that said a gun was going to be brought to Claremore High School and students were going to be shot.

A student saw the tweet, and reported it to an administrator.

"Police intercepted the two that possibly started it. After their initial investigation early this morning, they felt like it might be a bogus twitter account," McClaren said.

Claremore police said they questioned about six students who were believed to be associated or involved with the social media threat.

All were released to their parents as police work to get to the bottom of who's responsible.

Parent Mathew Dowell said, “It was good for us to know what's going on and be aware. Not over react but at least know that our kids are well taken care of."

Dowell has two young kids in the Claremore Public school system. He wasn't surprised to hear about a social media threat.

"I think it kind of falls back onto us as parents. You got to stay on top of everything our kids are doing," he said.

McClaren is confident police will find the person who sent the tweet.

“If it wasn't the two that it was attributed to originally, if it was a third party that initiated, we are treating that very seriously and we will prosecute that very vigorously," he said.

The post was deleted as soon as police were notified.

Some parents picked up their children after hearing about the threat, but most students stayed in school.

  • EducationMore>>

  • Oklahoma Teacher Pay Raises In Jeopardy

    Oklahoma Teacher Pay Raises In Jeopardy

    Oklahoma teacher pay raises may not come to pass due to an effort to roll back the tax increase that was set to fund them.

    More >>

    Oklahoma teacher pay raises may not come to pass due to an effort to roll back the tax increase that was set to fund them.

    More >>
  • Bacone College Announces It Will Remain Open

    Bacone College Announces It Will Remain Open

    Bacone College announced today that it will not be closing after all. According to representatives, the school has experienced decreases in donations and enrollment over the past few years and are currently operating in a deficit for the current year. The school says they have taken positive steps to reduce their operation expenses, ultimately this reduction comes in the form of layoffs of several staff members. “The Board of Trustees expresses its appreciation for the efforts...More >>
    Bacone College announced today that it will not be closing after all. According to representatives, the school has experienced decreases in donations and enrollment over the past few years and are currently operating in a deficit for the current year. The school says they have taken positive steps to reduce their operation expenses, ultimately this reduction comes in the form of layoffs of several staff members. “The Board of Trustees expresses its appreciation for the efforts...More >>

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Special Features

Fallen Heroes

The News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

Health News

Find the latest health headlines & videos, plus get tips for healthy living.

Home & Family

Get ideas on spending more time with your family & improving your home life.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured on NewsOn6.com

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • 6 Investigates

    Are you aware of incidents of fraud, corruption, government waste? We investigate.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.