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Bartlesville Police arrest 14YO who allegedly brings gun to school

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-05 20:01:59-05

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - A 14-year-old boy is arrested for having a gun at school, according to Bartlesville Police.

At about 2:10 p.m. Monday, Bartlesville Police responded to Madison Middle School after a call came in, referencing a 14-year-old boy and a rumor that he had a gun at school.

The school's administration called the student into the office, but he did not cooperate, refusing to be searched. He then left the building.

 A school Police Officer arrived on scene and located the student who was walking back towards the school from the west, according to the police report.

Officers say the student was detained and a search of him did not reveal any handgun. Other Officers as well as a K-9 unit arrived on scene and began a ground search of the area the student had been. One of the K-9 officers dog found a handgun hidden on the school softball fields directly west of Madison school.

The 14 year old student was arrested for being in possession of a firearm. Madison Middle School was placed on lock down during the incident. 

One of the student's guardians was brought onto the site. After determining that the student was in custody, the entire area of interest was secure, and students were safe, classes were dismissed normally.

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