• Social media gun video worries Union students

    By: Ashli Lincoln


    TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    • A Snapchat video appears to show a Union 9th grade student in the halls with a gun
    • The district says they investigated and found it was a BB gun
    • They determined it was not necessary to notify parents or students

    A Union freshman says she worries about safety after reported fights and violent behavior. 

    She specifically told FOX23 about a concerning video. Circulated on Snapchat in October, the video appears to show a student at the 9th grade center with a gun in his waistband. 

    Before that, she says there were fights that included students tackling the principal and security guards. 

    In the 2016-2017 school year, 65 students were suspended and 6 were expelled for fighting in the district. Around 3,000 fights statewide happened without injury, while 263 reported fights included an injury. 

    Union Public Schools said they investigated the gun video and discovered the apparent weapon was a BB gun. In that instance, they said it was not necessary to send a message to students or parents about the incident. 


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