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Edmond Police: HS Student Planned Mass Casualty Event

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Authorities said a student made plans to harm Edmond North High School Authorities said a student made plans to harm Edmond North High School
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Edmond police and school officials stopped what could have been a massive tragedy at Edmond North High School.

Police said a 16-year-old had plans to carry out a mass casualty event at the high school.

Edmond police were confident that plan was to be carried out in the future. The student's inpatient therapist went to police Friday morning after learning the disturbing details.

“A student recently withdrawn from our school divulged information related to a possible threat to himself and the school,” said Edmond North High School student, Noah Williams reading a letter from the principal. 

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Students at the high school didn't learn about the threat until they were sent home Friday with the letter.

“We had seen some officers, and figured it was normal school police,” said Williams.

But, this was something much more serious, and police and school officials acted quickly after learning about the student's elaborate plan to harm himself and others at the high school.

“He was quoting other school mass casualty events, quotes from some of those people who carried out those events,” said Edmond PD spokesperson, Jenny Monroe. “They weren't generic statements. They were very pointed and detailed.”

A bomb dog was immediately sent to the teen's parents' home in Edmond and police said they found plans, including blue prints of explosives, and bomb components.

“It's just gut-wrenching. It's just the last thing that you want to hear, because our goal first and foremost is the protection of our students,” said Edmond Public Schools spokesperson, Susan Parks-Schleep.

Last Friday morning, a couple of Edmond North students came forward with text messages from the 16-year-old that were very concerning, some of them suicidal, according to police.

Police and the student's parents were then called, and he was transported to a mental health facility.

As far as police know, there was no specific date when the plans were to be carried out.

“It's just like, I mean, who would do this. What's the motive,” asked student, Ian Hockemeyer.

The 16-year-old remains at a mental health facility. He has not been arrested or charged, but police said charges are possible

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