Student arrested after allegedly bringing handgun to Oklahoma high school

TULSA, Okla. (KFOR) – An Oklahoma high school student was arrested after allegedly bringing a handgun to school this week.

According to officials with Union Public Schools, a 17-year-old student brought the gun to Union High School on Monday.

KJRH reports district officials do not believe the gun was brought out or going to be used.

Criminal charges will be brought and disciplinary measures have been taken.

The district released the following statement:

“At Union High School, during the last hour of the day, a call was made to the office with a concern about a student having something suspicious on his person. An administrator and security officer went to the classroom and escorted the student to the office. The student was found to have a handgun in a makeshift holder. The weapon and the student were secured, and law enforcement notified. It is our belief that at no time was the gun brought out at school or used to threaten students or staff. Criminal charges will be brought as well as school imposed disciplinary measures. As always, the safety and security of our staff and students continues to be our top priority.”

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