Oklahoma School for the Deaf closed after threat called in

SULPHUR, Okla. – Oklahoma officials have closed a school for deaf students after the facility received a threatening phone call.

A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services says officials believe Thursday the threat to the superstructure of the School for the Deaf is linked to threats against a transgender student who attends a different school that was closed earlier this week about the safety.

The spokeswoman of Jan Harlan, said the call threatened “serious danger” against an employee. The students were not in session.

The officials of the School believe that a family member of the employee made negative Facebook comments about a 12-year-old transgender girl who went to school in Achille, about 60 km south of the School for the Deaf in Sulphur.

School for the Deaf officials that the Sulphur content of the police and the FBI.

The classes start Monday at the School for the Deaf, but that has been postponed.

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