Student Charged With Terrorism Hoax After Threat To Oktaha Publi - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News

Student Charged With Terrorism Hoax After Threat To Oktaha Public Schools

Posted: Updated:
MUSKOGEE COUNTY, Oklahoma -

A school threat ended with a teenage student in police custody facing a terrorism hoax charge.

The superintendent at Oktaha schools said the senior student was arrested after making verbal threats to his classmates. He said the classmates did the right thing by telling their parents, who alerted school officials.

Muskogee County Sheriff Rob Frazier pulled double duty as parent and sheriff when he learned a student made threats toward his son's school.

"You've got mama calling asking dad what's going on at the school, but, at the same time, you're trying to be sheriff. So, it's tough," Frazier said.

The sheriff said school administrators told him about the threat around 7:45 Monday morning and deputies responded immediately.

Frazier said, "99 out 100 alarm calls that we go on are false, but there's always that one out of 100, and we want to make sure that we're vigilant and that we do the right thing, so, hopefully, we can prevent this."

Frazier couldn't go into specifics about the threat saying, "It was just a threat, a serious threat, to the entire school."

Superintendent Jerry Needham said they take all threats seriously.

"By the acts of society as a whole, and what has happened, you can't ignore anything," Needham said. "Hopefully, this will serve as an example to our other students here, as well as maybe other students in other schools, that you cannot, you cannot make those statements."

He said they preach to their students to let them know if anything seems off, and that's exactly what the students did Monday.

"If you see, if you hear, if you know something, say something," Needham said.

Frazier says the student has been charged with terrorism hoax.

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.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

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.