Security Response Information for Feb. 23, 2018

Security Response Information for Feb. 23, 2018
Posted on 02/23/2018
School Safety

News Release and update to parents:

Bixby Public Schools has been working in conjunction with Bixby Police Department on a possible threat made on social media. As a precautionary measure we went to general security lockdown, but at this time law enforcement has determined that there is no credible threat to any of our students or schools.

The Bixby Police Department has shared the following information: “Just after midnight last night, a Bixby Police Department officer received a tip consisting of an image from an Instagram account threatening “Union, then on to Bixby.”  While police do not believe this is a credible threat at this time, BPD is working with Instagram to identify the poster and has an increased presence at Bixby Public School buildings. Out of an abundance of caution, BPS had placed all buildings on modified lockdown while officers work to identify and assess any threat.”

We are now able to move from general security lockdown to our normal school operations, with a heightened alert. We will be extremely cautious, provide supervision, and  remain vigilant about all that we see or hear for anything that could represent any kind of threat or arouse any suspicion regarding safety.

Currently schools are facing issues with people on social media who are making light of school violence, or in some instances have posted threats to themselves or others, sometimes as a “joke.” All reports will be investigated, and false reports intended to cause disruption or fear will result in consequences, including long term suspension for students and charges being filed with the authorities when applicable.

Thank you. 

Lydia Wilson
Interim Superintendent
(918) 366-2211

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