• Arrests made after potential threat against Jenks school

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    JENKS, Okla. - Jenks Public Schools confirmed Tuesday night that arrests have been made after a potential threat to the Jenks Freshman Academy was discovered.

    Officials were made aware of the threat on Tuesday. Campus police worked with Jenks police to locate the individuals believed to be involved and take them into custody. Police identified one of them as 19-year-old Zion Durham, but the others have not yet been identified. Police said none of them are current students.

    Officials say this threat is not related to a reported threat at Jenks High School from Wednesday morning.

    Full statement from Jenks Public Schools:

    "Today, the Jenks Freshman Academy was made aware of a potential threat to the safety and security of our students and staff members. Through the cooperation of Jenks Campus Police and the Jenks Police Department, the individuals were arrested and are in custody pending formal charges from the District Attorney’s Office. Jenks Public Schools is grateful for the quick action of law enforcement. According to law enforcement, there is no evidence of any remaining threat from this incident. Further details cannot be released due to the ongoing investigation into the actions of these individuals. As always, the safety and security of our students and staff members is the number one priority at Jenks Public Schools."

    Durham is facing charges for making the threat and possession of a firearm while committing a felony. The charges for the other individuals have not been released.

    Investigators told district officials that there is no evidence of any remaining threat from this incident.

    The district said no further details can be released due to the pending investigation.


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