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Shooting Threat At Norman North High School Still Under Investigation

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Norman Public Schools reported 90 percent of the roughly 2,300 enrolled students at North went home for the day after the discovery. Norman Public Schools reported 90 percent of the roughly 2,300 enrolled students at North went home for the day after the discovery.
Around 11 a.m. activity near campus was busy as students were checked out by parents because of the threat. Around 11 a.m. activity near campus was busy as students were checked out by parents because of the threat.
NORMAN, Oklahoma -

A possible threat was thwarted by a student who found a message Monday morning on a women’s bathroom stall at Norman North High School and reported it to a teacher.

District officials contacted police and increased security at the school. Around 11 a.m. activity near campus was busy as students were checked out by parents because of the threat.

Norman Public Schools reported 90 percent of the roughly 2,300 enrolled students at North went home for the day after the discovery. The school was never on lockdown, according to the principal. But there was a heavy police presence both in and outside of the buildings.

Police said the threat referenced a possible school shooting. Law enforcement could not confirm that an image circulating on social media was the threat under investigation. However, that image was sent to News 9 by a Norman North parent and it said “school shooting Oct. 5 noon.”

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“It’s kind of like an unreal feeling,” student Quinton Crawford said about the situation. “You always see it on the news. You don’t ever think it’ll happen to you or at your school.”

Crawford was one of the many students who checked out for the day while police investigated. His mom said she wasn't going to chance it.

“Things like this could or could not happen but the risk of leaving your kid there is not something that you want to do or you don’t want to mess up. These threats happen all the time at different schools and stuff and you just never know when it’s going to happen,” Bethany Clay, Quinton’s mom said.

Another student, Tristen Burley, said she hopes the school will invest in a safe room, should this ever happen again.

“I love this school. I don’t [want] to see no one [sic] get hurt,” she said.

Class and extra-curricular activities will go on Monday evening and school will be in session Tuesday while police continue to try and figure out who wrote the troubling message. Students will be on fall break starting Wednesday.

While this was all unfolding and kids were leaving for the day Monday, there was a three-car crash outside the school. A student rear-ended someone and then got rear-ended as well. One person went to the hospital with a possible broken arm, Norman police said.

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