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OSBI investigates threats against state lawmakers.


The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has opened three cases to investigate reported threats made against state lawmakers during the teacher strike and rally that began last Monday.

No details about the alleged threats were immediately available from the OSBI, but the agency said a fourth case may be opened soon.

During the legislative session, the OSBI assigns a special agent to the Capitol to investigate threats made against public officials.

Earlier this week, aides in the Oklahoma House of Representatives were told they could go home early after what a House spokesman described as “unruly” confrontation between a group of people and a legislative assistant. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol, which provides security for the building, said there were no reports of an assault but one House staffer was taken to the hospital for a medical condition.