UPDATE: Arrest made in Duncan school threat
UPDATE: Duncan police have a 15-year-old juvenile male in custody following shooting threats that were made to Duncan High School. The arrest was made with the help of the FBI. Wednesday evening, police were called to investigate several threats posted to a phone app where an unidentified person threatened to bring a gun to school and shoot students. Following the threats police said there would be an additional police presence at school Thursday.
This morning detectives say they have arrested a Duncan High School student they believe is responsible for the threats. He was arrested around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday. His identity has not been released. The investigation is ongoing. Police say they plan to issue additional search warrants. Stay with 7NEWS and
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DUNCAN, Okla._ Police are investigating a threat to Duncan High School that was posted to a phone app. Police say they were alerted around 5 p.m. Wednesday after several threats were posted to the phone app "Yik Yak."
Three of the posts on the app stated:
· "Bring my 9 mm with me to school tomorrow. All white boys gets bullets."
· "Rednecks dying first at DHS."
· "Don't come to school tomorrow if you're innocent. Shooting Duncan High."
On the Yik Yak webpage creators refer to the app as a place where you can "Share your thoughts and keep your privacy. Download the app and check out what everyone's saying around you. No sign-up required."
Duncan police say that's been a big problem for them in tracing the threat back to an individual since the app does not require a profile or login name. Police will increase their presence at Duncan High tomorrow.
7 NEWS did not receive a response directly from Duncan school officials Wednesday night, but a post to the district's Facebook page acknowledged the threat, and that they are working in cooperation with Duncan police.