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Union Freshman Academy student with gun in backpack taken into custody, officials say

Posted at 2:03 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 06:52:33-04

TULSA — According to officials with Union Public Schools, a student being questioned informed officials he had a gun in his backpack.

The incident occurred today at Union's Freshman Academy where parents were sent a letter about the incident.

Officials say the student and the weapon were "immediately secured."

Officials say "at no time was the gun brought out at school or used to threaten other students or staff."

Officials informed law enforcement and the student was removed from campus. Criminal charges will be brought, officials say, in addition to school disciplinary measures.

Union Public Schools officials say that "the safety and security of our staff and students is and will continue to be our top priority."

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