District Attorney Craig Ladd has declined to file charges against a Dickson High School teacher in regard to a police investigation that began early last week.


The Dickson Police Department launched the investigation after receiving reports that a teacher had allegedly made verbal threats against a student.


Chief of Police David Boes said the investigation was completed and turned over to the District Attorney’s office on Monday, Nov. 18. Boes deferred any further comment to the DA’s office.


After reviewing the information, however, Ladd said he will not be filing charges.


“While the statement made was not appropriate, I do not believe it to be of the nature that constitutes a crime under Oklahoma law,” Ladd said. “This is a matter which should be addressed on an administrative level rather than in a criminal proceeding in District Court.”


Ladd said he did not feel comfortable discussing the investigation any further.


Dickson Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Colclasure confirmed that there was an investigation into the situation last week.


However, Colclasure said he couldn't comment on how the school administration is responding, pointing to Oklahoma state law, which bars him from discussing personnel issues.