Alexis Wilson: Oklahoma 18-year-old woman accused of threatening to shoot up old school

Cops says she wanted to shoot 400 people
Alexis Wilson
Posted at 9:31 AM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 10:00:14-04

McALESTER, Okla. (AP/CNN) — Authorities have arrested an 18-year-old Oklahoma woman accused of threatening to carry out a mass shooting at her old high school.

Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris says Alexis Wilson, of McAlester, was arrested Monday after a co-worker told investigators that Wilson had said she wanted to shoot 400 people at McAlester High School and investigators viewed video of Wilson firing an AK-47.

Police say one of her coworkers said that Wilson threatened to "shoot 400 people for fun and that there were so many people at her old school that she would like to do it."

Police interviewed Wilson at her home Sunday and seized an AK-47 with six magazines and a 12-gauge shotgun with a stock sleeve for extra shells.

Authorities say Wilson was expelled from the high school after violent incidents and that she had been suspended on separate occasions after being caught with a knife and a swastika at school. She wasn't allowed to re-enroll.

Jail records indicate that Wilson is in custody but don't show if she has an attorney. Morris says he didn't know if she has a lawyer.