Jenks Schools Put On High Alert

Monday, April 6th 2009, 12:23 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

JENKS, OK -- Emotions are running high at some Tulsa area schools.  The suspect in Saturday's shooting that left a Bishop Kelley high school senior dead was a student at Jenks High School.  

Many students are sharing their grief through text messages and internet postings.  Some of those messages were concerning enough that Jenks Public Schools put tighter security in place as a precaution on Monday.

There was an extra police presence on campus and administrators restricted the amount of traffic coming into and leaving school grounds.  The school also set up its x-ray machine and metal detector just in case.

"Education and learning can only take place when the students and staff feel safe.  And so, our goal is to make them safe on our campus so whatever we have to do to do that, we're gonna make that happen," said Tara Thompson with Jenks Public Schools.

Jenks didn't have any problems.  The school also had counselors on hand for students who needed to talk about the shooting.

4/4/2009  Related Story: Bishop Kelley Senior Shot To Death

Theo Fleming, 17, was arrested on a complaint of first-degree murder after the shooting.