Heightened Police Presence In Lawton High School
It has been reported that a heavy presence of Lawton Police Officers is currently at Lawton High School.
Keith Mitchell, Executive Director Communication and Public Information for Lawton Public Schools issued this statement:
"Enhanced security is in place at Lawton High School this morning after the district was made aware of rumors on social media of a planned incident at the school that included a reference to a firearm. Additional law enforcement resources were brought in, along with additional staff. These preventative measures will remain in place as long as the district feels it is necessary. The school was not placed on lockdown and classes are proceeding normally. While the Lawton Public Schools does not feel this was a credible threat, it does not take such rumors lightly. The safety of our students is our top priority. An investigation is underway to attempt to determine the source of the rumor."