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14-year-old in custody after gun found in Bartlesville middle school bathroom, officials say

Posted at 10:01 AM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 10:03:52-04

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — A gun was found Monday morning at Madison Middle School in Bartlesville, officials said.

A concerned parent called school officials early this morning about a missing gun at home that a 14-year-old student may have taken to school.

School officials located the student, but didn't find the gun in the student's backpack.

The gun was found in a bathroom hidden above a ceiling tile, police said. Police said the student was confronted by another relative at the school, and ran into the restroom where administrators found the gun.

The student was taken into custody. Police said the student didn't make a threat or intend to harm anyone, but thought it was "cool" to bring a gun to school.

Police are on site at the school, and officials say the situation is "secure" and "safe."

School officials released the following statement:

"School safety is a top district concern, and we appreciate the cooperation of parents, students, staff, and the Bartlesville Police Department in helping us keep our schools a safe learning environment."

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