Henryetta school has been cancelled Wednesday following a threat made by a student. That threat was later determined not to be credible.
According to superintendent Dwayne Noble, a student allegedly told another that he was going to bring a gun to school. That student reported the conversation prompting school officials to cancel classes until they could talk to the parents of the student.
“We take the safety of our students seriously and this decision made so we could investigate the matter more thoroughly,” the superintendent said.
School officials contacted Henryetta police who started an investigation into the matter.
“After conducting multiple interviews lasting into the night, we found no evidence to support a credible threat,” said police chief Steve Norman.
He went on to say such potential threats are taken seriously.
“We have been in close communication with the school and even though classes Wednesday are cancelled, we jointly agree to always err on the side of caution when it comes to school safety,” he added.
The sessation of classes caused the high school FCCLA trip to Checotah to be cancelled although the band did go ahead with the OSSAA concert trip to McAlester.