Vinita High School on lockdown as police investigate threats
VINITA, Okla. – There is a very large law enforcement presence at Vinita High School right now in connection with threats made involving the school.
Officials at the scene say someone keeps calling into the police dispatch every 15-20 minutes. They say that suspect is describing people and vehicles, threatening to shoot and blow things up, and would giving officers deadlines.
Police said the school is on lockdown and members of several surrounding law enforcement agencies are on-site to help. Students at the school were released just after 3 and were able to return to their parents.
Officers on the scene say they have secured the area around the high school, but they confirmed that no gunshots have been fired and no injuries have been reported. Firefighters say most of the buildings in downtown Vinita have been evacuated or are still on lockdown.
Police say one person has been detained but not arrested. Law enforcement is investigating a second person that may be involved in the threats.
This is a developing story..