Ex McAlester High teen girl, Alexis Wilson threatens to shoot 400 people ‘for fun’ at ex school. History of discord at former school.
An Oklahoma teen girl has been accused of threatening to ‘shoot 400 people for fun’ at her former high school — with cops saying they found an AK-47 at her home.
Alexis Wilson, 18, is alleged to have made the statement to a coworker at a pizza shop in McAlester, Okla. along with having shown a second person multiple videos of her shooting her newly purchased assault rifle, the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office said in an incident report.
Authorities said Wilson was expelled from McAlester High School over violent incidents, and had previously been suspended for being caught with a knife. The teen girl wasn’t allowed to re-enroll.
At the time the teen had just completed a summer program at Camp Thunderbird which bills itself as ‘providing a safe, nurturing, and unforgettable plunge into adventure that inspires kids to be their best’. Upon her return, school authorities deciding against allowing Wilson to return to school KTUL reported.
— Tulsa’s Channel 8 (@KTULNews) September 16, 2019
“I would never shoot up a school….”
Deputies on Sunday found the weapon, along with six magazines and a 12-gauge shotgun with a stock sleeve in Wilson’s room at her home.
When confronted, Wilson allegedly told deputies that she ‘would never shoot up a school’ and that her coworker had misunderstood, the McAlester News-Capital reported.
Wilson explained she was trying to convince her fellow employee that not all gun owners are bad people, deputies wrote in an incident report.
She agreed to show the cops the cellphone footage of her shooting guns — but became nervous and said she had some disturbing and ‘criminal-like things’ on the device, according to the report.
Wilson allegedly told cops she used to be suicidal and ‘borderline homicidal to the people of McAlester school because she was bullied.’
‘In today’s times, you can’t say stuff like that. And anytime something is said, we are going to take it serious and we are going to investigate it to the full extent and make an arrest if possible because we do not want any of our schools getting shot up. Nobody doe, so we are going to do anything we can to prevent this,’ said Pittsburgh County Sheriff Chris Morris.
Wilson’s mother said her daughter had been saving up for the rifle, which didn’t worry her because ‘Alexis has always shot firearms and had hunted.’
A mugshot released by the sheriff’s office shows Wilson donning a black ‘The Anarchist Cookbook’ shirt, a reference to the incendiary 1971 manual for civil disobedience.
Wilson come Monday was charged with felony terrorist hoax and remains held at the Pittsburg County Jail on $250,000 bond. Her next court date is scheduled for Sept. 27.
McAlester Public Schools Superintendent Randy Hughes responded saying he had asked for extra security at the high school.
‘We’re having school,’ Hughes said. ‘We went through this last year when we had a threat and it’s the same thing — added security, extra police officers.’
Adding, ‘I am saddened by the state of where we are at in our society. I am grateful to God for watching over us. I am grateful for our police department for acting swiftly and quickly. I am relieved. You always look at the other side and think what could have happened. We don’t want any of our kids hurt.’