Oklahoma man found competent to stand trial in school shooting threat

Christopher Thomason, 21, of Cordell, is charged in Washita County District Court with a terrorism hoax, computer fraud and unlawful use of a computer system.
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Published: February 21, 2013
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— A former Cordell High School student accused of threatening to “shoot up” the school was found competent to stand trial, according to court documents.

Christopher Thomason, 21, of Cordell, is charged in Washita County District Court with a terrorism hoax, computer fraud and unlawful use of a computer system.

During a court appearance Tuesday, attorneys for both the state and Thomason agreed to the findings of a competency evaluation. District Judge Christopher Kelly ruled the case will continue and set Thomason's preliminary hearing for March 26.

Thomason made threats on an Internet chat board to “shoot up the school,” according to Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents.

He remains in the Washita County jail on $250,000 bail, records show.


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