Violent School Threat Lands Oklahoma Teen In Jail


Thursday, December 18th 2014, 10:55 pm
By: News 9


A metro school district is increasing security after a threat to one of its high schools.

A former student of Putnam City Schools posted on social media saying he was going to shoot two students Friday.

On the surface neighbors and peers told News 9 the suspect seems like a normal teenager. But it's his extensive past that caused authorities to take his threat seriously.

18-year old Shawn Farley hasn't attended school since April of last year. Now, he has threatened to return to Putnam City North High School on Friday.

This time, armed with a firearm to shoot other students. According to the probable cause affidavit, Farley made this threat on the messaging app, Kik.

Farley allegedly wrote, " 'cuz' is a weenie, I'm coming up with a 34 Glock 45 and an extendo to let those n***** have it!"

The report stated “several witnessed this message" and took it straight to school officials.

"Just didn't think about the repercussions of what he was saying," said Putnam City North Senior Sarah Vandersluis.

Sarah Vandersluis had class with Farley last school year and never felt threatened when he was around.

"He was kind of cocky but he was just a normal teenage guy doing normal teenage stuff and skipping class all the time," said Vandersluis.

But police saw nothing normal about his already extensive criminal history or his social media activity.

On his own Facebook page, are two pictures of Farley holding a pistol.

Police noticed both photos taken well after his several felony adjudications, including assault and battery on an Oklahoma Juvenile Worker.

Putnam City school officials released a statement to News 9 that said in part "The school is fortunate to have the trust of students to share concerns so they can be addressed quickly."

Increased security at the school will continue Friday.

Farley is charged with use of computer to put someone in fear and possession of firearm after adjudication.

His bond is set at $200,000.