Posted at: 12/12/2012 1:17 PM
Updated at: 12/12/2012 6:59 PM
By: Berkeley Brean
A Webster Schroeder student was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation, after police say he threatened another student. The threat put the high school into lock out.
A lock out is different than a lock down and students were able to go to their classes and walk the halls normally. But at the same time, there was a search off campus for the student who police say made the threat. Webster Police located the student as he walked out of the nearby Dick's sports store with a friend.
And it was that friend who gave the first hand details to News10NBC.
The friend told News10NBC it was an on-going fight between the students, the one accused of making the threat and the one who police say got the threat. The student is at Strong Hospital getting evaluated. News10NBC knows his name but police aren't releasing it because of his age.
Schroeder High School was in lock out which meant students kept going to class and they got let out at the normal time. But for a while, no one could get in the school and those that had to leave early got escorted to their cars. For the most part, it was business as usual.
Austin Shaw is the friend of the student. He told News10NBC how it all went down.
"So then we're in Dick's Sporting Goods and we walk outside and I'm like 'Oh, here we go.' Like five cops pull up. Handcuff us. Search us and take everything. They put him in the back of the car. They put me in the back of the car and then take me out and say, 'You're free to go' and I say, 'What's going on?' And they say they're going to take him to Strong for a mental evaluation to make sure he's not a danger to anyone," Shaw said.
Shaw says his friend was getting harassed by the student he threatened.
"Like I said, he was mad because it's been going on. They're been bothering him, a lot, saying they're going to beat him up and beat me up and beat my friends up and it gets to a point where you're going to get mad and say stupid things," he said.
That's what Webster Police told News10NBC too. Webster Police are not releasing the student's name because of his age.