SILO, Okla. (KTEN) — The Bryan County Sheriff's Office is investigating after responding to the threat of an active shooter at Silo High School on Wednesday.

The principal of the school and the Oklahoma Department of Homeland Security reported the incident around 4 p.m.

Sheriff Johnny Christian said a male student at the school told a staff member that a classmate had threatened to shoot him.

"When we started gathering information that we found that was hearing it during school, and then school let out and then we gathered information," Christian said. "Then we gathered information; we got told about it and then we started investigating."

Deputies took a 15-year-old male suspect into custody on Thursday night. The student's mother told investigators that there was a pistol in their house that was not in a safe.

Christian determined that the suspect did not bring a gun to the high school campus.

Silo Public Schools Superintendent Kate McDonald assured parents on Thursday that there was no ongoing active threat.

"We appreciate all students and families who reached out to make reports," she said in a written statement. "Early reporting is the key to prevention."

Silo Public Schools Superintendent Kate McDonald issued this statement on April 4, 2024.