A student at Northwest High School is accused of making threats to "shoot up" the school. According to a police report a school resource officer was made aware of possible terroristic threats made by a student.
Several students informed administrators that they had received texts from the boy indicating that he would "enjoy shooting up the school" and that he had a list of students he would target.
The students also told administrators they were very alarmed and scared that he would make good on the threats.
The SRO and school administrators cleared out the student's locker and removed him from school. OPS officials issued this statement to NewsRadio 1110 KFAB.
"Yesterday, a student notified the administration at Northwest High Magnet School that a fellow classmate was allegedly making threats against the school. In the interest of student and staff safety, the Omaha Police Department was immediately contacted. The student was detained and removed from the school.
We take these threats very seriously and the student will be disciplined accordingly. We are working with our District Safety Office, our on-site security team and the Omaha Police Department to ensure the safety of our school environment. Disciplinary action will be enforced per our Student Code of Conduct.
This message is being shared to ensure open communication with our families. Please be assured that the safety of students and staff is our top priority. School will continue as normal today. We commend the students who brought the situation to school administration. We appreciate your continued help in guiding our students in the use of good judgment in their actions for their safety and the safety of others. "