Coweta Police Arrest Third Student For School Threats - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News

News: Crime

Coweta Police Arrest Third Student For School Threats

Posted: Updated:
COWETA, Oklahoma -

Coweta police have arrested a third student in connection with threats made to Sloat Junior High School.

2/23/2018 Related Story: Coweta Police Arrest 2 Students For Making Threats Against School

Coweta's police chief said the school has been threatened three times since last week and he needs parents to help their children understand this is no laughing matter.

The rumors and threats have gotten to be too much or police officers in Coweta.

"This is serious business. Every DA, every police department in this area right now is taking this very seriously," said Coweta Police Chief Mike Bell. 

Police said officers arrested a 14-year-old student at the Junior High on Wednesday for making threats against the school. 

Chief Bell said the 8th grader wrote violent messages on note cards and sprinkled them into the hallways. 

"The one that really concerned us was the one that said we are the death bringers. That tells me that he's looking at hurting somebody possibly or he wanted to scare other kids," said Bell. 

But this isn't the first run in the police have had with this student. Last month Chief Bell said the same 8th grader painted a picture of an AK-47 on the school's restroom stalls. It's an image police say they are taking seriously. 

"We as police officers, we have to go overboard, we have to go above and beyond just to make sure we catch it and we do something about it," Bell said. 

Just last week Coweta Police arrested two students at the Junior High who were overheard making comments regarding school violence. Police said those students now face felony charges. 

"I think it's time for the parents to sit down with their kids and actually talk to them. Not so much as far as how to get away from a threat, but to make them understand that when you make threats like this it is against the law,” Bell said, “you don't have a first amendment right to run around threatening other people's lives trying to scare them."

Police are working with the Wagoner County DA to put together an assembly that will help educate students on the seriousness of these kinds of threats.

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

Bridge Tracker

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

Fallen Heroes

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

Links

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

Murrah Bombing Timeline

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

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

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!

Featured on NewsOn6.com

  • Cold Cases

    Join Lori and local homicide detectives as they search for Cold Case clues.

  • Crime Survival Guide

    What can you do to survive a crime? Find advice for personal safety here.

  • Links

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

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.