Medora senior arrested after allegedly threatening school shooting

A Medora High School senior was arrested for allegedly threatening a school shooting.

A Jackson County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson says that shortly before classes ended for the day on Thursday, the principal at the school contacted the department to report the incident. The deputy’s report notes the principal saying that the student, 18-year-old Willis Lee Weddell Abell, became upset about seven-minutes before the end of the school day. Abell allegedly told a teacher that he was leaving to retrieve a gun, come back, then use it to shoot as many people as he could, before shooting himself. The teacher informed the principal, who spoke with Abell, informing him that he was suspended from school until further notice.

Deputies arrived at the school shortly after and arrested Abell on a Felony charge of Intimidation. The Sheriff’s Department says that the case remains under investigation and notes that additional charges could be coming from the county prosecutor.