MOORE, Okla. - Oklahoma City police say a sixth grader has been arrested after he brought a loaded gun to school Monday.
“Officers pulled him out of the classroom with the help of a principal and removed the weapon,” Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said. “We don’t know that the kid posed a threat to anyone or why he brought it to school at this point.”
Officials say the 12-year-old brought a loaded, semi-automatic 45 caliber gun to Sky Ranch Elementary School in Moore.
The boy showed the weapon to other students, police said.
The student is facing a felony charge for possessing a firearm on school grounds.
Sky Ranch Elementary released this statement:
“Today a student was arrested by the Oklahoma City Police for bringing a loaded gun onto the school campus at Sky Ranch Elementary School. Personnel at Sky Ranch worked quickly and efficiently to ensure the safety of all students. We will continue to work with the Oklahoma City Police Department during their investigation of this matter.”
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