Taft Middle School student accused of making bomb threat
Oklahoma City police arrested a 12-year-old Taft Middle School student accused of threatening to “blow up” the school after he received a weekend detention punishment.
A 12-year-old Taft Middle School student
Officials told police the student became disruptive in class Friday and a teacher assigned him to attend Saturday school, a weekend detention punishment. The boy responded by saying, “he was going to come to Saturday school with a block of C4 on his chest and blow up the school,” according to the police report.
A seventh-grade teacher said the boy made the threat in a loud voice and several students heard it.
The campus resource officers from Taft and Northwest Classen High School searched the building for possible explosive devices or other dangerous items, school district spokeswoman Tierney Tinnin said Monday afternoon.
“It's not a joke for us. It's not a phrase that should be taken lightly by our students or our staff,” Tinnin said. “There are consequences for using that language. ... Our schools are safe places and those types of threats — any type of threat that involves harming students or staff — will not be tolerated.”
Police also received a
He was taken into custody and suspended, pending a long-term hearing, police said.
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