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Oklahoma woman accused of threatening to shoot up old school

Alexis Wilson was arrested Monday after a co-worker told investigators that Wilson had said she wanted to shoot 400 people at McAlester High School.
This undated photo provided by the Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office in McAlester, Okla. shows Alexis Wilson. Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said Wilson was arrested Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, after investigators saw a video of her shooting an AK-47 and her co-workers reported she had said she would "shoot up" the school. [AP]
Published Sep. 17

Associated Press

McALESTER, Okla. — Authorities have arrested an 18-year-old Oklahoma woman accused of threatening to carry out a mass shooting at her old high school.

Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris says Alexis Wilson, of McAlester, was arrested Monday after a co-worker told investigators that Wilson had said she wanted to shoot 400 people at McAlester High School and investigators viewed a video of Wilson firing an AK-47.

Authorities say Wilson was expelled from the high school after violent incidents and that she had been suspended on separate occasions after being caught with a knife and a swastika at school. She wasn't allowed to re-enroll.

Jail records indicate that Wilson is in custody but doesn’t show if she has an attorney. Morris says he didn’t know if she has a lawyer.

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