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7:29 am
Sun December 23, 2012

Authorities Arrest Suspect in Oklahoma School Threats

Washita County is in southwest Oklahoma

CORDELL, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old Oklahoma man who allegedly threatened to "shoot up" a school in Cordell.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Saturday that Christopher Thomason of Cordell was booked into the Washita County jail on two counts of terrorism hoax and one count of violating the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.

A dispatcher at the jail said he didn't believe Thomason had an attorney.

A woman who answered the phone Saturday at a number listed for Thomason declined to comment.

Investigators say they identified Thomason as the suspect behind the threats made online earlier this week.

Authorities arrested Thomason Friday and served a search warrant at a home in Cordell. It's not clear what investigators found at the home.

Investigators say Thomason once attended high school in Cordell.