NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – Authorities are investigating a potential threat to Norman Public Schools that was posted to social media.
On Sunday evening, administrators with the Norman Public Schools District learned about a threatening post made on Snapchat. The post contained a photo of an individual with a gun and the caption, “don’t come to school tmrw.”
“We have been in contact with the Norman Police Department which is investigating the issue. Enhanced security measures will be in place Monday and NPD will increase its presence at our schools. We treat any threats made toward our schools or our students and staff with the utmost concern. It is important to note that any individual making threats against a school is subject to disciplinary action in accordance with Norman Board of Education policy and to potential prosecution under the law,” a statement from the district read.
On Monday morning, the Norman Police Department confirmed that they were able to identify the person responsible for making the threat.
He was taken into custody.
“After the investigation, it was discovered that the suspect was not a Norman Public School student and the threat was not directed at the Norman Public Schools,” the department said in a statement.
However, they say Norman police will still increase officer presence at the schools on Monday.
If you see something suspicious, call Norman CrimeStoppers at (405) 366-STOP.