DUNCAN — Police have made one arrest, are serving search warrants and are following up on investigative information regarding social media threats that shut down the Red River Technology Center Tuesday.

Duncan Police Detective Lt. John Byers said the threat appeared on a social media app and investigators were put on the case around 9:30 to 10 p.m. Monday. The threat was jarring, he said.

“We didn’t know at the time (how serious it was),” he said. “It was pretty graphic in nature and we acted immediately.”

Byers said Duncan police investigators were joined by investigators from the District Attorney’s office. Work went on into the early Tuesday morning hours and picked back up again following a short overnight rest.

At least one suspect was taken into custody Tuesday, Byers said. Others associated with the threat have been identified and “are being looked at.” He said search warrants were being carried out through the afternoon.

The threats caused the tech center’s superintendent Dennis Loafman to cancel Tuesday’s classes. Following the arrest and headway with the investigation, classes will resume as normal today.

Written by Scott Rains: srains@swoknews.com.

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