Student threatens to shoot up local high school; parents notified days later

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OAKVILLE, MO (KTVI) - A threat was made against Oakville High School by a student over the weekend, but parents in the school district did not hear about it until an email late Monday night.

Now many of them are wondering why it took so long for the school to provide this information.

According to the email, the threats were made Saturday by a student on Facebook. The student threatened to shoot up the school.

Oakville security resource officers and county police are handling the matter. The student was arrested Saturday and has been in juvenile detention since. There were no guns connected with the incident.

Many parents are thankful that the threat was reported and the police handled the threat quickly but they don't understand why they weren't told about it until Monday night.