Teen arrested for plan to shoot '400 people for fun' had AK-47 in bedroom, police say

Joshua Bote, USA TODAY
This undated photo provided by the Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office in McAlester, Okla. shows Alexis Wilson.

An 18-year-old in McAlester, Oklahoma was arrested Monday after she told co-workers that she was allegedly planning to "shoot 400 people for fun" at her old high school.

Alexis Wilson was taken into custody by the Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office for a felony terrorist hoax, reported McAlester News-Capital, for threatening a mass shooting at McAlester High School.

Wilson had also shown co-workers pictures and videos of her holding an AK-47, saying to them that she wanted to gun down hundreds and "that there were so many people at her old school that she would like to do it.”

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She tried to convince her co-workers that not all gun owners are bad people, the News-Capital said.

Wilson was expelled from McAlester High after being caught with a knife and a swastika at school multiple times. An affidavit obtained by NBC News says that she experienced bullying when she attended the school, and was unable to reenroll.

Deputies found an AK-47 and a shotgun in her bedroom, along with additional magazines for the assault rifle.

McAlester High School received extra security as a precaution to the threat, district Superintendent Randy Hughes told the News-Capital.

Wilson is currently being held on a $250,000 bond at the Pittsburg County Jail and could face up to 10 years in prison.

Contributing: The Associated Press. Follow Joshua Bote on Twitter: @joshua_bote


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