• Locust Grove investigates school shooting conspiracy


    LOCUST GROVE, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    Police detained three 15-year-old boys

    They allegedly made plans to shoot up a high school

    An administrator found social media posts referencing Columbine, which caused concern

    Officers ramped up patrols in the area, but do not believe there is an imminent threat at this time

    Three teenagers in Locust Grove could face charges after a District Attorney reviews their case.

    Investigators were tipped off on Aug. 22 after an administrator called with concerns about Columbine references on students’ pages.

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    Students had pictures of themselves in black trench coats, carrying shot guns.

    They learned a 15-year-old boy felt upset over bullying at the high school and allegedly gathered two others to make plans to shoot up the high school.

    An administrator was also possibly targeted.

    Locust Grove police say they tried to get guns, but were turned down by their potential source. Police said they went down the street from the high school to get a gun, asking a student if their father had one.

    The student said no, and they asked if the student knew where they could get one.

    The teens said the situation was a prank; two of them said the prank went too far.

    As investigators determine any possible charges, police said they directed parents to resources.

    Locust Grove police ramped up patrols but believe the school is not under imminent threat.



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