18 Year Old Arrested Over Alleged Plot To 'Shoot Up' High School
Tulsa, OK – Police have arrested an 18-year-old woman who allegedly threatened to “shoot up” the high school she was previously suspended from.
The Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) arrested Alexis Wilson on Monday for making terrorist threats toward McAlester High School, KTUL reported.
The PCSO’s investigation into Wilson began after they received an anonymous tip that she had told friends and coworkers that she was going to “shoot up” her old high school, the McAlester News-Capital reported.
“We’d seen video of her shooting guns,” Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris told the paper. “She showed video to her friends and told them she had recently purchased a gun and told her friends she was going to shoot up the school.”
Wilson’s coworker told police that Wilson said she wanted to shoot 400 people for fun, and that her old school would be a good place to carry out such an attack, KTUL reported.
Deputies responded to Wilson’s home and took her into custody.
She told investigators that she recently purchased an AK-47, and said she was telling her coworker about it, police said.
Wilson allegedly claimed that she also told her coworker about a friend she’d had who threatened to shoot 400 people for fun, KTUL reported.
She denied having threatened to shoot anyone, the McAlester News-Capital reported.
McAlester Public Schools Superintendent Randy Hughes said that Wilson dropped out of McAlester High School in the ninth grade, according to the paper.
She was suspended on at least two occasions as a student – once for bringing a knife to school, and once for having a Swastika symbol on some of her belongings, KTUL reported.
Wilson told investigators that she tried to re-enroll at the school, but that administrators wouldn’t allow it.
She said she also wanted to obtain her GED, but that the school didn’t offer night classes and that her job prevented her from being able to attend during the day.
Deputies seized the AK-47, six magazines, and a 12-gauge shotgun from Wilson’s residence, according to the McAlester News-Capital.
“This is something we take very, very serious and there was no time to sit and wait around, Sheriff Morris told the news outlet.