Tahlequah Daily Press

November 7, 2013

THS student hauled from campus after threat made

By JOSH NEWTON
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — District administrators say a Tahlequah High School student was removed from campus Wednesday and questioned over a threat that was made toward the school.

Tahlequah Public Schools Superintendent Lisa Presley said the student was taken from THS to the city’s police department for questioning.

“It’s related to threats made on an electronic device,” Presley confirmed. “The threat was toward the school. School resource officers handled it, and the site administration was also involved.”

Presley confirmed the threat was in some way connected to the “confession” accounts and websites that recently grabbed administrators’ attentions.

Anonymous accounts on the social media application Twitter recently included post after post of hearsay statements that often called out students or school officials by name.

“There are many, many sites that are out there right now,” said Presley. “This is still being investigated. As far as the threat is concerned, we think that’s been resolved.”

Presley said school administrators will follow district policies when determining what punishment to hand down to the student who was removed from THS Wednesday. The student had not been suspended as of Wednesday afternoon.

Also on Wednesday, teachers discussed the “confessional” Twitter sites with classes and talked about the use of cell phones on campus.