Pre-emptive Protection, LHS receives threat

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Luther school parents received an alarming automated call Friday morning about a threat against the school that is being investigated by authorities.

Superintendent Barry Gunn told The Luther Register the threat was made on social media by two individuals and one is thought to be a former Luther student, and the location was possibly in Sand Springs. Gunn indicated federal authorities are involved.

Although Luther Schools remain on Spring Break today, Luther Police Chief David Randall said his officers investigated before the sun came up today. Randall and Gunn emphasized extra security will be in place on LPS’ campus on Monday when classes resume.

Randall said the suspects allegedly posted they wanted to “shoot up the school” on Snapchat. No individuals were named.

The Town of Luther posted this statement on its FB page Friday morning:

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“Luther PD was contacted at approximately 0430 this morning in reference to a school threat against Luther High School that was reported on Snap Chat. Law enforcement had two names that were associated with the online thread. The location was found to be in Sand Springs area. Law enforcement is and has made contact with families in that area associated with the names and is currently investigating. I will inform as more information comes available. Luther PD has checked all schools and made contact with Mr. Gunn in reference to the names that has been forwarded for investigation. Luther PD will heighten its presence until the end of this investigation.”

David Randall
Chief of Police
Luther Police Department

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