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Medora High School Student Arrested After Threatening To Bring AK-47 To School
Updated May 13, 2016 8:53 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(MEDORA) - An 18-year-old Medora High School student faces an intimidation charge in connection with an incident Thursday in which he threatened to shoot students and turn the gun on himself.

Police arrested Willis Lee Weddell Abell of Medora in a parking lot near his home, just a few blocks away from the school on George Street.

Jackson County Police were called to the school at 3:20 p.m.

According to police, seven minutes before school was dismissed Abell became upset and told a teacher he was going to go get an AK-47 and come back and shoot students and then himself.

The teacher reported the incident to the principal, who then called police and the school went on lockdown.

Police found Abell a short time later in a parking lot near his home. No weapon was found.

As soon as Abell was located, the buses and students were allowed to leave.

Abell was booked into the Jackson County Jail at 4:53 p.m Thursday and is being held without bond pending his initial hearing.

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