Pawhuska teen allegedly brings guns to school

Pawhuska teen allegedly brings guns to school
Posted at 6:45 PM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 19:45:37-05

PAWHUSKA, Okla. -- A Pawhuska teen is in big trouble after police say he brought multiple guns to school.

Officials say they do not believe the teen meant to use the guns at the school.

It all started in the school parking lot when a drug search was underway with drug dogs.
Police saw a hunting rifle in plain view in the front seat of a students truck.

Chief Scott Laird said, “On further inspection of the vehicle, we saw there were approximately four more weapons in the back.”

Police confiscated three rifles and two shotguns along with several rounds of ammunition. Police gathered the 16-year-old left the guns in his vehicle after a hunting trip.

The chief said, “Oklahoma has it where if you’re a student and you leave your vehicle unattended or at all while in school, you cannot have firearms in your vehicle. Being that the vehicle was unattended and the person was a juvenile under 18, that’s where this falls onto the law.”

Chief Laird says you can be a concealed carry permit holder as long as your vehicle is locked and the gun is out of plain view, and faculty and staff can have firearms as long as it’s approved by the school.

Now, the teen’s fate rests with the district attorney.

Laird added, “As far as the school, what they’ve told me is it’s up to a year suspension.”

The Pawhuska Public Schools superintendent sent 2 Works for You a statement acknowledging the incident saying there was never any danger to faculty, staff, students, or administration.

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