Green Country mother concerned about threatening text

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Updated: 9/27/2013 11:56 pm Published: 9/27/2013 11:54 pm

A Green Country mother is so upset over a photo that was sent to her daughter at school she pulled her out of school Friday.

She says the picture could potentially threaten her daughter's life and the lives of other students.

The mother, who we are not naming to protect her daughter's identity, says the photo that was sent to her shows her classmate holding a gun to his head.

"My daughter came home yesterday (Thursday) and said, "Mom, I need you to help me fill out this police report."

That's when this mother says she began asking questions. She found out a teenage boy at the Owasso eighth-grade center sent her daughter and another friend a disturbing text message.

"He sent her a text with a picture showing him with a gun to his head," the mother told FOX234's Dontaye Carter.

When she found out the boy was still in school she says she went to talk to the principal and then took her daughter home.

"I said if a child comes to you and says they are fearful of their life. Something needs to be done. Anybody comes to you talking about suicidal statements or anything you guys need to take it serious," she added.

Owasso public schools declined an on camera interview, but say they are thoroughly investigating this incident. They issued this statement to FOX23 News: "Owasso public schools is following state and federal law in dealing with the issue being reported. Personnel at the building and district level are working on this issue and with the families involved. Scrutiny and investigation of this issue and the people involved is ongoing and will be in effect until there is resolution to this issue. Privacy protections afforded students and their families preclude us from providing any more information regarding this matter."

The mother FOX23 spoke with points to school shootings like, Sandy Hook as a reason for concern.

"I don't want that phone call saying something happened, there was a shootout, my kid was dead," she said. "I wanted to make sure it is safe for everybody else, not just for my child."

The mother tells FOX23 she also works with kids with behavioral and psychological problems and says her biggest concern is the teen is getting the help he needs.

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MamaBearx4 - 9/30/2013 11:41 AM
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I don't think putting this on the news is going to get this "boy" the help he might need. That doesn't appear to be a good judgement call to get the media involved.

Mayor Maynot - 9/29/2013 12:25 AM
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HoMeScHoOl. Sounds like the answer. The NFL and other sports groups will find a way without public schools. Education will have to move to Homeschool. No bus no building no books not as many teachers utilities lunch cafeteria janitors tornado shelters alarms for security and fire; the list goes on. I know that Homeschool will not eliminate all need for educational funding. It will change the way we spend it. It will also give more information for more topics at the tip of your fingers quicker and with more variety.

mgaines83 - 9/28/2013 6:33 AM
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Wouldn't it be smart if schools would invest in metal detectors the way they invest in football stadiums and everything else concerning sports. What's really important?
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