Student planned to kill classmates, police say

Monday, September 8th 2008, 11:25 pm
By: News 9

By Melissa Maynarich, NEWS 9

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- Authorities uncovered a Midwest City High School student's alleged plot to kill his fellow students and teachers.

The 15-year-old was taken from school to the Oklahoma County Juvenile Detention Center where he was arrested on complaints of conspiring to perform an act of violence involving serious bodily harm or death.

"He was planning a threat to the school, and had plans, and also was sending some information through his MySpace account that associated him with hate groups," Chief Brandon Clabes said.

Police said the teen was making "terroristic threats" to other students and staff at the school in the Oklahoma City suburb and the student had access to weapons in his home.

Authorities said the teen was touting his plan to other students on campus, one of whom came forward with the news.

"We always do what we believe is in the best interest of our students," Stacey Boyers of Mid-Del School District said. "Once we were made aware of the situation, we acted very quickly to address the incident."

Police have initiated an investigation into the student's plan.

"We're just very fortunate that, as I said earlier, thwart the threat and get this child into custody and hopefully get him the psychological help that he needs," Clabes said.

Court proceedings are in progress and the parents of the student who was taken into custody were cooperative with the investigators, authorities said.