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Mother Threatens School Shooting At Copperas Cove Elementary


A Coryell County woman is in jail tonight after threatening to shoot herself and children at an elementary school in Copperas Cove.

According to the Copperas Cove police department, at around 3 P.M. yesterday, the woman went to the J. L. Williams Ledger elementary school demanding that they release her daughter to her, but when the school refused, she began making threats.

According to an arrest affidavit, Shelly Dawn Davis was charged with making terroristic threats in a public location.  Child Protective Services had previously taken custody of Davis' daughter.

An office clerk at the elementary advised Davis that a representative from the school would come speak with her about her demands for her daughter, and that's when Davis became upset and stated that she had a gun in her car and that she wasn't afraid to use it to shoot children in the school and then herself.

The assistant principal of the elementary then met with Davis and tried to explain the situation, but Davis told the principal that she had a knife in her vehicle and that she was going to slit her own throat. She then left the building, got in her vehicle and fled the scene.

Due to a fear of safety for both the students and staff at the elementary, the school was briefly put on lock down, and when police arrived at the scene, Davis was no longer on the grounds.

It is still unknown at this time where Davis is being held.

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