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Authorities identify person accused of making death threats against metro school

EDMOND, Okla. – Authorities are investigating after Deer Creek High School received death threats on social media.

"It’s something you don't want to hear about. Kind of makes you scared to even walk around on campus,” Corbin Metz, an OU student who is from Edmond, said.

A student himself, Corbin Metz knows the fears that come when a school receives death threats.

"Social media seems like it's the first place to go to warn that a threat is going to happen or even to tell people what's going on,” Metz said.

In a case just this week, that’s where the threat was made.

Someone posted on Instagram, threatening there would soon be “a lot of deaths” at Deer Creek High School. Then they posted again saying, “I’m going to sleep for a while, see you all in the morning. Let’s hope there’s some souls for the taking.”

School officials alerted parents, letting them know the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office would have increased patrols at school on Thursday.

"We got our investigators on it right away, with help from the FBI, late last night we were able to identify the person that we believe posted that message,” Mark Opgrande with the OCSO said.

Authorities are still investigating the matter, but they’re thankful they were able to identify that person before school started.

"With the advent of social media, you have a lot of these cases over the past few years of people making these types of threats and every time they do we take these very seriously,” Opgrande said.

So far, no arrests have been made.