TULSA, Okla. - Police arrested a man Tuesday afternoon in connection to threats against area schools.
Officers arrested Tony Vue, 23, after they served a search warrant at his home near 21st Street and South 129th East Avenue.
They reportedly recovered two guns and six magazines filled with ammunition.
Police said that the suspect made several statements over social media about a possible school shooting at East Central High School.
Investigators said Vue responded to a threat from a juvenile Monday with a picture of an AR-15 and a Glock 19 handgun, saying, "We goin to war LOL."
Vue faces a charge for threatening a violent act.
Officers said they also arrested a juvenile at East Central High School for threatening a violent act in connection to the investigation.
Officials with Tulsa Public Schools released a statement following the arrest:
“Over the last week, Tulsa Public Schools Campus Police have worked with state and local law enforcement to investigate a number of social media threats made toward schools in our district. We treat every social media threat as credible until we have fully determined otherwise. In addition to partner law enforcement agencies, this process involves a number of team members including Campus Police, school leaders and their teams, facilities and operations staff, district leaders, and the communications office at minimum. If these threats occur during the school day, they create significant disruption to teaching and learning as schools may need to implement a lockdown until the credibility of the treat is determined.
Regardless of the original intention of the post – whether it was a joke or an expression of frustration – students who make threats on social media can face long term suspension, arrest, and criminal charges. We urge parents and families to talk with their children about the importance of good digital citizenship and the severity of the potential consequences for bad decisions made online.”
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