Yukon student taken into custody after another threat is made


Yukon Public Schools’ officials were alerted Wednesday morning of a Yukon Middle School student making another threat against students on social media’s Snapchat.

The student was not at school and YPS and local law-enforcement officials took immediate action to locate the student off campus and the student has been taken into custody.

“Yukon Public Schools and the Yukon Police Department will not tolerate threats of any kind to our students or staff and will take the appropriate legal and disciplinary actions,” YPS officials wrote in a prepared statement.

“Yukon Public Schools appreciates the quick response in the student who reported the threat to school officials and the quick and immediate response of the Yukon Police Department in taking this student into custody.”

Today’s threat came less than two days after YPS officials became aware of threats that two students allegedly made to shoot up one or more schools.

Those threats were reported at 4:06 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. Monday through the Oklahoma School Security Institute (OSSI) tip line.

One of the reported threats included a screenshot on Snapchat.

Just days earlier, a video went viral on social media showing two teens reportedly beating up a YMS special needs students.

YPS Superintendent Jason Simeroth, at a news conference Tuesday afternoon, denied the threats were related to the video.