Vinita School Lockdown, One Person in Custody After Threat

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Authorities say there is no evidence any students, faculty, or any other staff were in danger.

UPDATE: Tuesday we learn the one person that was taken into custody was released and not charged with a crime. That person’s identity was not released either by authorities. The investigation continues according to a joint release statement by the Craig County Sheriff’s Office and the Vinita Police Department.


VINITA, Okla. — One person is in custody after a threat to the Vinita School District Monday morning causing the district to go on a lockdown. Authorities say a call came in at 10:35 AM about a shooting threat at Vinita High School.

As a result, Vinita Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Craig County Sheriff’s office and multiple agencies responded immediately.

The high school was put on lock down. The school was extensively searched and cleared.

Authorities say there is no evidence any students, faculty, or any other staff were in danger.

One person is in custody however details are not released at this time. The investigation continues and we anticipate more information to be released by Oklahoma authorities.

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