Guthrie Schools place on high alert after threat; student arrested

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A Guthrie High School student has been arrested after making a threat of a school shooting last Friday to other students.

Police at GHSGuthrie Public Schools were placed on high alert for school on Monday, but were never placed on lock down.

The male suspect, who is a minor, was suspended from the school and later arrested by police.

He was detained by school personnel upon arriving to school and was taken into custody at around 11 a.m on Monday.

Guthrie Police Chief Damon Devereaux tells Guthrie NewsPage the student is cooperating with police.

The Guthrie Police Department increased security at each school and were seen walking throughout the school buildings.

School administrators and police worked together throughout the weekend on their procedures and were unable to determine the credibility of any threat that may have occurred on Dec. 14. It was that point the schools were determined to be placed on high alert and will remain so for the rest of the school week.

Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson released this statement on Monday afternoon: Superintendent releases statement regarding school threat and an audio message.

Continued updates will be placed in this story.


1 Comment on "Guthrie Schools place on high alert after threat; student arrested"

  1. I am glad the administration and police are taking this very seriously. It is very important for the youth of today to know that threats are not a part of their first amendment rights under “freedom of speech,” and threats fall under “exceptions to free speech.” Speech that involves incitement, false statements of fact, obscenity, child pornography, threats, and speech owned by others are all completely exempt from First Amendment protections.

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