Police arrest 13-year-old following threat at Oklahoma school district

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma school district was on high alert on Thursday morning after receiving a threat from a student.

On Thursday morning, Western Heights Public Schools announced that district officials learned of a threat being made against one of its schools. Officials say the threat was made by a student who is not in school at the moment.

“We have made contact with the police and we have supplied information including photos to all school sites and our security staff. We have heightened security measures today and will be vigilant about the safety of our students and staff,” the district wrote on Facebook.

Oklahoma City police confirmed to KFOR that a 13-year-old has been arrested in connection with the threat.

The threat has many parents on edge following Wednesday’s deadly school shooting in Florida.

Authorities say 17 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.