Duncan, Oklahoma schools get threats, go on alert after murder of Australian athlete
OKLAHOMA CITY (REUTERS) - Public schools in Duncan, Oklahoma, were on alert on Wednesday after police received threats against Duncan High School following the arrest of three teenagers in connection with the killing of a university student from Australia.
The school, in a town of 24,000 about 130km south of Oklahoma City, was told of the anonymous threats on Tuesday night by police, schools superintendent Sherry Labyer said in a message on the Duncan Public Schools' website. The nature of the threats was not known.
Christopher Lane, 23, of Melbourne, was killed by a gunshot in the back on Friday as he was jogging in Duncan.
Duncan public schools were requiring students to stay on campus until a parent or guardian checked them out, Labyer said.