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Threats Made Against Church Prompts School Precautions
Edmond, Okla. - Police arrest a man they say made a threat against an Edmond church, forcing school officials to take actions to keep children safe.
Michael Seockjin Moon, 18, of Edmond was arrested for making threats to kill employees at the First Presbyterian Church at 1001 S. Rankin. The threats came in around 8:00 Monday morning.
He was detained at the Edmond Racquet Club shortly after 9:00 a.m. by officers who received information he could possibly be there playing tennis. Officers found Moon on the tennis courts.
Central Middle School was on modified lock down while Memorial High School, Will Rogers Elementary, and Clegern Elementary were all on heightened security until just after 10:00 a.m. Monday.
He did not make any threats against any school, the actions were taken only as a precaution.
Moon is booked under a complaint of Felony Assault – Making Threats to Kill.
Posted: Monday, March 4 2013, 03:38 PM CST
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Major accomplishments of 2013 Oklahoma Legislature
May 24, 2013 23:22 GMT
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Major items passed by the Oklahoma Legislature, which was working Friday to wrap up its 2013 session:
-- Tax Cut: Lawmakers adopted legislation that reduces the state's top income rate from 5.25 percent to 5 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2015, with a second cut to 4.85 percent set for 2016 if state revenues continue to rise. The measure has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.
-- State Capitol Improvements: The tax cut bill also diverts $120 million in income tax revenue over the next two years to a fund that will finance improvements and repairs to the State Capitol building. Built between 1914 and 1917, yellow barricades now ring the building's south plaza to keep pedestrians from walking beneath pieces of a limestone facade that has crumbled from the building.
-- Budget Bill: The Legislature adopted a $7.1 billion general appropriations bill to fund state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The bill increases spending by nearly $270 million over the current year's budget, with funding growth focused mostly on education, health care and human services.
-- Worker's Compensation: Fallin signed legislation to overhaul the state's workers' compensation system. The measure changes Oklahoma's current court-based system to an administrative structure. Supporters say the change will dramatically reduce workers' compensation costs to businesses.
-- CompSource: Lawmakers also passed a measure that converts the nonprofit CompSource Oklahoma into an independent mutual company that will be known as CompSource Mutual Insurance Company. The agency writes about one-third of Oklahoma's workers' compensation policies.
-- Rainy Day Appropriation: Within days of devastating tornadoes that struck Moore, Shawnee and other areas, lawmakers approved using $45 million from the state's constitutional reserve fund to help communities recover from the damage. Among other things, the money will help pay for repairs to local infrastructure damaged by the tornadoes and the overtime costs of first responders. A total of 24 people, including 10 children, died in the Moore tornado and two other people were killed in the Shawnee tornado.
-- Pension Changes: Lawmakers passed legislation to reduce the unfunded liability of Oklahoma's pension system for firefighters. The bill requires new firefighters to be at least 50 years old and have worked for 22 years, instead of the current 20 years, to be eligible for benefits. New firefighters also would not become vested until they had worked for 11 years, instead of the current 10 years. The bill also increases the amount that firefighters, municipalities and the state pay into the system each year.
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