Sheriff says Afton schools lockdown was due to potential social media threat

No act of violence was carried out
Sheriff says Afton schools lockdown was due to potential social media threat

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office releases information after a temporary school lockdown in Afton, Oklahoma.

Sheriff Jeremy Floyd posted to social media about the incident. He says the Afton School District and the NEO VO-Tech was placed on a temporary lockdown today for a potential threat posted on social media.

Law enforcement responded and had presence at the schools while the threat was investigated.

Authorities made contact with the male suspect and have detained him for the investigation.

Floyd says the schools were not directly mentioned in the threat, but since the suspect was a previous student at both campuses, the lockdown procedure was enacted to protect the students and staff present.

Officials have lifted the lockdown and say no act of violence was carried out in any form of action.

“Both campuses did a great job on handling this issue!” says Floyd.

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