EDMOND, Okla. (KFOR) – Three Edmond Memorial High School students are facing state charges – according to the school’s principal – for allegedly engaging in text messages deemed threatening to the school or students. and staff.
Principal Anthony Rose sent a letter of concern to parents explaining the situation Tuesday, beginning with, “This letter is to present to you a situation that was concluded today with the state charges against three Edmond Memorial students.”
KFOR has since received a police report revealing further details.
The report said that on December 11, a parent reported to the Edmond Police Department that their son had received a text message on December 8 about a possible school shooting.
Parents are said to have looked through their son’s phone and saw a text from a friend saying they were “going to be filming school tomorrow.”
Edmond Police shared that they met the offender who sent the text messages and his mother at a local Walmart for further investigation.
The police report said the offending student admitted to sending the text messages. When an officer asked why he sent it, he said it was a common joke between him and the friend. He also said that he has no plans and that he has no intention of taking it seriously.
Furthermore, the police report said the mother told officers her son did not have the right to use a gun.
Edmond Police told KFOR that other students appeared during their investigation.
On Tuesday, Principal Anthony Rose told school parents that state charges were being filed against a total of three students who “engaged in written communication that was deemed a threat to both schools and individuals”.
He explained that after they were contacted about text messages related to school threats, “further investigation revealed a list of individual students and staff who were also threatened.”
Near the end of his letter, he said, “It is never acceptable to joke about school safety.”
Rose reported that appropriate disciplinary policy was in place, the investigation is now complete, and the students are no longer on campus.
https://kfor.com/news/local/edmond-students-facing-possible-state-charges-after-shooting-threat-against-school-students-staff/ Edmond student faces state charges after allegedly making gun threats against school, students and staff