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Large Explosion in Choctaw, OK

Posted on 10/24/2005 10:18:53 PM PDT by ARW3A

Not sure what has happened yet. But there appears to have been a very large explosion in Choctaw, OK. Choctaw is just East of OKC and NE of Norman.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: bomb; choctaw; explosion; ok; oklahoma; oubombing; terroristattack
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1 posted on 10/24/2005 10:18:53 PM PDT by ARW3A
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To: ARW3A

Define "very large."


2 posted on 10/24/2005 10:19:39 PM PDT by furquhart (Cheney-Bush '08)
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To: ARW3A

Oh crap. Near Norman you say?


3 posted on 10/24/2005 10:20:19 PM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: ARW3A

Any refineries or chemical plants? Compressed gas storage facilities?

Gotta assume industrial accident unless evidence points to something else.


4 posted on 10/24/2005 10:20:53 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: MediaMole

Well we know it can't be terrorism.


5 posted on 10/24/2005 10:21:24 PM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: ARW3A
Another suicide homicide bombing by an OU "student?"
6 posted on 10/24/2005 10:21:42 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Harmful or Fatal if Swallowed)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Great minds...


7 posted on 10/24/2005 10:21:59 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Harmful or Fatal if Swallowed)
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To: ARW3A

bump for future reference.


8 posted on 10/24/2005 10:22:15 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

The FBI has already faxed the press release to the MSM.


9 posted on 10/24/2005 10:22:33 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: furquhart
The term is definately subjective.

I have a LARGE blister on my big toe.

10 posted on 10/24/2005 10:22:56 PM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: furquhart

The explosion was heard in West Norman which is about 12-15 miles away.


11 posted on 10/24/2005 10:23:21 PM PDT by ARW3A
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To: indcons; PhiKapMom

Ping


12 posted on 10/24/2005 10:23:42 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ("The Constitution: It ain't long. It ain't complicated and only idiot lawyers can make it so." A D)
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To: ARW3A


As per what source?


13 posted on 10/24/2005 10:24:52 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: MediaMole
Please! Their new Press Secretary will handle this.



14 posted on 10/24/2005 10:25:28 PM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: ARW3A

$hit happens.....


15 posted on 10/24/2005 10:27:29 PM PDT by CommandoFrank (Peer into the depths of hell and there you will find the face of Islam...)
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To: ARW3A

From another board...

"Channel 5 in OKC interviewed a man who said he called police after he heard a very loud explosion.He said that after the explosion the smell of burnt gun powder hung heavy in the air.

Police have apparently cordon off an area at or near the Indian Meridian School in the Choctaw area.
More details will follow after the football game"


16 posted on 10/24/2005 10:27:44 PM PDT by ARW3A
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To: ARW3A

Another football game? Can anyone say soft targets?


17 posted on 10/24/2005 10:28:55 PM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: ARW3A
My cousins were traveling through there, and told me they were stopping at Taco Bell for dinner.

prisoner6

18 posted on 10/24/2005 10:29:16 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the left fall out!)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Well we know it can't be terrorism.

Yah... well known big Al Queda target: Choctaw.

I'm sure they've been dreaming of this for years.

19 posted on 10/24/2005 10:29:51 PM PDT by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 900 knives and counting!)
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To: ARW3A

Seems like nothin' ever comes to no good up on Choctaw Ridge.


20 posted on 10/24/2005 10:31:12 PM PDT by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: Ramius

And how much have you heard of Beslan, until the terrorists decided to take school kids hostage?


21 posted on 10/24/2005 10:31:37 PM PDT by FairOpinion (CA Props: Vote for Reform: YES on 73-78, NO on 79 & 80, NO on Y)
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To: ARW3A

Indian Meridian Elementary School

Grades: K-3
Type: public
Enrollment: 470
1865 S. Indian Meridian
Choctaw, OK 73020
Oklahoma County
Phone: (405) 390-8585


22 posted on 10/24/2005 10:32:06 PM PDT by ARW3A
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To: Ramius

Well the beauty of such a strike is the "Why there, and why not here?" of the matter. Plus the effectiveness of cells in the structure of a organization like Al Qaeda is that they can focus on such areas on a wider terror plan. Not saying this was terrorism, but not a suprise if so.


23 posted on 10/24/2005 10:33:26 PM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: JennysCool

...pass the bisbuits, please....


24 posted on 10/24/2005 10:33:50 PM PDT by paulat
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To: ARW3A

My son went to school there in kindergarten. At that time (18 yrs ago), there wasn't much around it.


25 posted on 10/24/2005 10:34:00 PM PDT by scan58
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To: ARW3A
Police have apparently cordon off an area at or near the Indian Meridian School in the Choctaw area. More details will follow after the football game"

If it smells like gun powder I'm betting someone dropped a lit cig in the box of post-game fireworks. No modern explosive used blasting pros smells like gunpowder.

26 posted on 10/24/2005 10:34:03 PM PDT by adamsjas
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To: FairOpinion

It's, what, Midnight there? I don't think there are many kids at the Elementary School.

Now, if it's a High School, I suppose there might be a dance or something, I don't know.


27 posted on 10/24/2005 10:34:49 PM PDT by furquhart (Cheney-Bush '08)
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To: JennysCool
AAACK!!! Ruined my own joke...

Meant to say...

...pass the biscuits, please....

28 posted on 10/24/2005 10:34:58 PM PDT by paulat
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To: adamsjas

the footbal game in reference was tonight's NFL game, not an OU game.


29 posted on 10/24/2005 10:36:09 PM PDT by Hell to pay
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To: ARW3A

Sorry folks, I just have a touch of gas. There may be a few more explosions before the night is through.


30 posted on 10/24/2005 10:37:01 PM PDT by Peace will be here soon ((Liberal definition of looting: "Self-help Humanitarian Aid."))
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To: Hell to pay
the footbal game in reference was tonight's NFL game, not an OU game.

I wish the op had said as much...

Does nothing to my original point that no explosive in commercial or terrorist useage smalls like gunpowder.

Come to think of it even gun powder does not smell like gun powder any more...

31 posted on 10/24/2005 10:38:27 PM PDT by adamsjas
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To: paulat

You never had a lick of sense!


32 posted on 10/24/2005 10:38:49 PM PDT by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: paulat
I typed "buisbuit" and spell check told me it should be "biscuit".
33 posted on 10/24/2005 10:39:40 PM PDT by fish hawk (I am only one, but I am not the only one.)
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To: scan58
"At that time (18 yrs ago), there wasn't much around it."

Sounds like there might be less now.

34 posted on 10/24/2005 10:40:19 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: ARW3A
Any updates?


35 posted on 10/24/2005 10:42:34 PM PDT by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: ARW3A
Hmmm....Just happened to be on the phone with a national news service (MetroSource - Metro Networks - Westwood 1) and had them transfer me to the regional desk. They don't have a thing but they're checking with KOCO right now. Should call me back if something's up.

prisoner6

36 posted on 10/24/2005 10:44:00 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the left fall out!)
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To: paulat
Ahmed through a bomb. Papa caught it and he died last spring. ;)
37 posted on 10/24/2005 10:44:38 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: ARW3A

Is there any EAS/EBS information, or a local link. AM radio, or local TV.


38 posted on 10/24/2005 10:46:00 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever
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To: ARW3A

These are not the explosions you are looking for.


39 posted on 10/24/2005 10:47:58 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: ARW3A; nw_arizona_granny; PhiKapMom; indcons; MizSterious; laz; Lizarde; Cindy; backhoe; ...

Thanks for putting this up...

I'm sure it's just another "isolated incident"... < /sarcasm >

Indcons: Please ping the OU list... I tried to remember a bunch of people, but probably forgot some - my apologies...


40 posted on 10/24/2005 10:48:08 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: sonsofliberty2000; FairOpinion

Maybe so. Maybe not.


41 posted on 10/24/2005 10:51:06 PM PDT by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 900 knives and counting!)
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To: MediaMole
Any refineries or chemical plants? Compressed gas storage facilities?

In Oklahoma? Shirley you jest?

42 posted on 10/24/2005 10:51:45 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afganistan and Iraq))
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To: ARW3A

Here's a link to the forum thread:

http://mb12.scout.com/fouinsiderfrm14.showMessage?topicID=44796.topic


43 posted on 10/24/2005 10:52:03 PM PDT by ARW3A
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To: Smokin' Joe
"bump for future reference."

Make that a KABOOM for future reference

44 posted on 10/24/2005 10:53:26 PM PDT by spokeshave
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To: ARW3A

Hello Arw3a.
That link needs registration.
Could you tell me what the local news url would be?

I looked around and haven't located any news article regarding this explosion yet.

ON THE NET...

http://www.normantranscript.com

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=Choctaw&btnG=Search+News

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=Oklahoma&btnG=Search+News

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=explosion&btnG=Search+News

http://www.foxnews.com
http://www.cnn.com


45 posted on 10/24/2005 10:56:46 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: ARW3A


46 posted on 10/24/2005 10:59:46 PM PDT by Flux Capacitor (Trust me. I know what I'm doing.)
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To: ARW3A

Thanks =)


47 posted on 10/24/2005 11:03:03 PM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (Know the difference between honoring diversity and honoring perversity? No? You must be a liberal!)
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To: paulat

Did you hear about Billie Jo McAllister?


48 posted on 10/24/2005 11:05:50 PM PDT by Just Lori (Tony Schaeffer, Curt Weldon, Able Danger....... PAY ATTENTION.)
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To: Cindy

Nothing on Channel 9 yet ( http://www.newsok.com )
Still checking other local links...


49 posted on 10/24/2005 11:07:43 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: ARW3A

This is what I know:

At about 10:10 CST there was an explosion that was heard in Norman. Channel 5, out of OKC, broke into the MNF game around 10:30 and reported that an explosion had happened in Choctaw. They followed-up after the game and reported the gunpowder smell and the elemtary school. There is nothing on either Channel 5's or 9's websites about the incident so I can't offer anything further. This is all I know.


50 posted on 10/24/2005 11:11:11 PM PDT by ARW3A
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