ANADARKO, Okla. - Two juvenile males have been arrested after a handgun and drugs were found in a backpack inside Anadarko Middle School.
Around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Anadarko Police Department received a call from Anadarko Middle School.
The police chief said teachers found the handgun and drug paraphernalia were found in a backpack inside the school.
"They noticed this group of kids that was in the restroom and they had been in there a long time, and they could hear some things that were just not supposed to be what was coming from the restroom," Chief Tracy Roles said.
Anadarko police arrived and determined there was no threat present at the school and that no students or staff were in danger.
However, why the gun was brought onto campus is still a mystery.
"I want to think that it was nothing serious other than I want to show my friends that I can bring a gun to school," Roles said.
The loaded handgun and drug paraphernalia were seized. Police said the backpack could have belonged to two students.
"Boys being boys, they didn`t want to point the finger at the other so we charged both with the backpack," Roles said.
A 12-year-old boy and 14-year-old boy were arrested and transported to a juvenile facility.
The 12-year-old was charged with possessing a firearm on school property and possessing drug paraphernalia.
The 14-year-old was charged with possessing a firearm on school property.
The school notified parents after the incident occurred. Chief Roles said this was probably for the best.
"The last thing I want is if we have an active situation at a school, I want to minimize the people that are coming to that school," he said.
Two K9 teams also conducted a thorough search of the school.
The K9 search resulted in a seizure of a small amount of narcotics and an additional arrest of a 13-year-old female student. She was charged with possession of marijuana.