A teenager who told co-workers she planned to ‘shoot 400 people for fun at her old high school’ was arrested after deputies found an AK-47 with six magazines and a 12-gauge shotgun in her bedroom.
Alexis Wilson, 18, has been charged with a felony terrorist hoax after the threat against McAlester High School in Oklahoma.
Pittsburg County Sheriff Morris said a tip led to the investigation where officers found that Wilson had posted videos of her shooting guns.
Wilson’s Pizza Inn co-workers gathered, where she was showing Facebook videos of a newly purchased rifle, the sheriff’s reports said.
Alexis Wilson, 18, has been charged after telling a co-worker that she planned to ‘shoot 400 people for fun at her old high school’ in Oklahoma
Wilson was charged with ‘felony terrorist hoax’ after making the threat against her former high school, where she claimed she was bullied
When police searched Wilson’s room in her mother’s house, they found an AK-47 with six magazines, and a rifle
McAlester High School had a police presence Monday after the arrest of a former student who threatened to ‘shoot up’ the building
While showing the video to one of her friends, deputies said Wilson ‘shoot 400 people for fun and that there were so many people at her old school that she would like to do it.’
However, Wilson backtracked on that comment once deputies arrived at her home, telling them it wasn’t ‘meant to be taken the way that the comment was taken in the situation [Sunday].’
While searching the home, deputies discovered the new AK-47 with multiple magazines as well as a 12-gauge shotgun in Wilson’s room.
Wilson’s mother said during the arraignment that her daughter is innocent, the McAlester News said. According to the sheriff’s report, her mother said the teenager ‘always shot firearms and hunted,’ so when the daughter was saving for the rifle, she didn’t think anything of it.
ccording to the sheriff’s report, her mother said the teenager ‘always shot firearms and hunted,’ so when the daughter was saving for the rifle, she didn’t think anything of it
Alexis Wilson, 18, said she was ‘bullied’ in high school. She’s accused of making terrorist threats against her former school.
This restaurant is where sheriff’s deputies got a tip that a former McAlester High School student said she would ‘shoot up’ the school
Despite Wilson’s arrest, McAlester Public Schools Superintendent Randy Hughes requested additional security at the high school.
‘We went through this last year when we had a threat and it’s the same thing — added security, extra police officers,’ Hughes told the McAlester News.
“Every time we get a threat, we take it very seriously,” he added.
Sheriff Chris Morris said Wilson was a 9th grade dropout of McAlester. Asked by deputies if she ever wanted to hurt people at the school, Wilson said she did have that thought in the past, but not recently, the McAlester News said.
Morris told the DailyMail.com that they have to take this seriously.
‘I have kids in school,’ Morris said.
While any on social media said Wilson didn’t mean it, Morris said that’s not a valid excuse. He said they’d rather investigate ad be overly cautious than not explore it and a worse case scenario happens.
Sheriff Chris Morris said Wilson was a 9th grade dropout of McAlester. Asked by deputies if she ever wanted to hurt people at the school, Wilson said she did have that thought in the past, but not recently
The sheriff’s report also states that Wilson was suicidal and ‘borderline homicidal to the people of McAlester school because she was bullied,’ the McAlester News reported.
When deputies questioned her about the video, they said Wilson voluntary showed the video and photos holding an AK-47. Her iPhone was seized as evidence.
Morris said his detectives are in the process of checking the phone and her social media footprint. They are also looking to speak to anyone Wilson may have talked to about this threat or other behavior that could be linked.
Wilson was taken into custody and transported to the Pittsburg County Jail.
Pittsburg County Special Judge Mindy Beare set bond at $250,000 and a hearing date for Sept. 27 at Monday’s initial appearance arraignment.
‘This is something we take very, very serious and there was no time to sit and wait around,’ Morris said.