MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities say a loaded handgun found inside an Oklahoma elementary school belongs to the relative of a teacher.
Moore police told Oklahoma City television station KWTV (http://bit.ly/Q9Xq4n ) that detectives used surveillance video from Plaza Tower Elementary School to trace the weapon to a teacher's relative.
The school was briefly placed on lockdown Monday after a teacher found a handgun in his chair when he arrived at work.
Moore Police Department spokesman Jeremy Lewis said students were never in any danger. Classes resumed shortly after the lockdown.
KWTV reports the relative told police the gun fell out of his back pocket while he was helping a teacher with some computer work inside a classroom this weekend.
Information from: KWTV-TV, http://www.news9.com/
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