News Headlines - May 14

Security upped for Ardmore Middle School after bomb threat last week

School administrators and police are taking extra steps for student safety this week after a bomb threat was made at a Carter County Middle School.

Last Thursday, authorities received a bomb threat at Ardmore Middle School saying it was set to go off yesterday.

Officials took steps over the last few days to secure the school and ensure that there were not explosive devices on the campus.

The threat was found on the wall of a bathroom stall. On Tuesday, all restrooms throughout were locked and school administrators say they will continue the precaution for the rest of the year.

Parents and students were notified of the threat and the protective measures being taken in a message set out Monday night.

Students were not allowed to bring backpacks nor cell phones to school and the APD and Oklahoma Highway Patrol are investigating.

Authorities say whoever made the threat could face felony charges. Parents and students can rest easy for the rest of the school year as the extra security measures will stay in place throughout the rest of the school year.

Woman arrrested after two-county chase in Texas

A woman was taken into custody yesterday after a chase that led authorities through Denton and Grayson County.

Collinsville police say several law enforcement agencies searched an area around Whitesboro for nearly two hours Tuesday night for a suspect that led them on the chase.

Officials lost sight of the vehicle, then spotted it again in Grayson County.

A woman was taken into custody at the Whataburger just off of Highway 82.

Very few details about the chase are being released, but the Denton County Sheriff’s Department is the lead agency in the matter.

Gas prices falling in Oklahoma

AAA announced yesterday that the average priced for a gallon of gas is falling in Oklahoma and should continue to do so.

The agency said the statewide average is now just less than $3.40 a gallon, a drop of more than seven cents per gallon from about a month ago.

Prices in Ardmore are even lower than the state average.

Jay Fox