Man arrested after bomb threat leads to Francis Tuttle campus evacuation

Francis Tuttle Technology Center in northwest Oklahoma City was evacuated Wednesday morning because of a bomb threat. Oklahoma County deputies found no bomb and arrested Deyonta Horton, 19, on a complaint of using a communication device to make a bomb threat.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 8, 2013 at 3:01 pm •  Published: May 8, 2013
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A man was arrested following a bomb threat Wednesday morning that caused the evacuation of a school in northwest Oklahoma City.

More than 2,000 people were evacuated shortly after 9 a.m. from all buildings at the Francis Tuttle Technology Center, 12777 N Rockwell Ave., said Mark Myers, Oklahoma County sheriff's spokesman.

Sheriff's bomb technicians and dogs found nothing suspicious in any of the buildings.

Deyonta Horton, 19, was arrested on a complaint of using a communication device to make a bomb threat. Myers said Horton admitted the bomb threat was not legitimate.

Horton was taken to the Oklahoma County jail. His bail has not been set yet, jail officials said Wednesday afternoon.


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