Guthrie Public Schools began investigating the credibility of the threat and notified police Friday, Simpson said.
Simpson said police have increased their presence at all Guthrie schools because of the threat and Friday's events in Newtown, Conn.
“We contacted Guthrie Police Department as soon as we knew what we were chasing,” Simpson said. “Because of the potential for threats and, of course with the things that have gone on in Connecticut Friday, I was in contact with our police department throughout the weekend about this and following up on some other items.”
Simpson said the district gave all the information concerning the student from the schools' investigation to the police.
“Obviously it (Friday) was a difficult day for anybody to go to school, but with these things, we wanted to make sure we created as safe an environment as possible today,” he said.