Wagoner Public Schools Close Friday After Threat Against High School

Friday, December 20th 2019, 7:54 am
By: News On 6

Wagoner Public Schools officials canceled classes Friday after a threat was made against the high school. Wagoner Chief of Police Bill Haley said a person out of state notified them of the threat around 7:30 Thursday night.

Wagoner Police said the person who posted the threat said they had two AR-15 rifles and a lot of ammunition and planned to shoot up the school. The threat was made on a social media account of a former student who made a bomb threat five years ago, according to the deputy chief. 

Law enforcement in another jurisdiction found the former student and questioned him. He denied making the post and said someone else had done it to mess with him.

Police said they searched the person, and said he did not have any guns with him. Haley said they are continuing to investigate but don't have the evidence to arrest the former student at this time. 

"At this point, what we've found, is the things that were made in the post weren't found when he was contacted early this morning," Haley said.

Students are now on Christmas break which gives police a little more time to investigate, he said. Officials searched the school campus through the night but found nothing unusual.

Administrators said they decided to cancel classes due to the severity of the threat.









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