Teen Arrested After Making Threats Against Classen SAS Students

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 6:26 pm
By: News 9

An armed student is arrested for making threats against students at Classen School of Advanced Studies.

The 14-year-old student allegedly posted a picture of himself holding a rifle on Instagram. In the caption, he warned students not to come to school on March 31.

"Apparently, he had sort of altercation with another student," said Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow.

Wardlow said it's still unclear if the altercation is what sparked the threat. Police were called out to the school around noon on March 31. Officers say the student in question was found to be carrying a knife on school property.

"Thankfully our officer acted very quickly and was able to take the student into custody," Wardlow said.

Parents were alarmed to learn of the incident Wednesday.

"It's very unnerving," Theda Adkisson said, while waiting to pick up her grandchildren. “You think your children are going to school and will be safe."

Betty Roberts was also shocked and said she plans to talk with grandchildren about what to do in a confrontation.

"It makes me nervous but you have to expect the unexpected," said Roberts.

The student has been arrested for making a threat by electronic communication and possession of a weapon on school property. His name will not be released because he is a juvenile.