TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:
- Union Public School officials said a student brought a gun to the Union Freshman Academy on Monday.
- School officials said they were investigating the possibility of students vaping in the bathroom when the student told them the gun was in his backpack.
- The student and the gun were secured. Law enforcement was notified.
- He told the administrators he had the gun with him for protection outside of school and had no intention to use at school for any reason.
- The student was removed from the building and charges are pending.
School officials sent this letter to parents after the incident:
Dear Union Freshman Academy Parents/Guardians,
As you know, maintaining safety and security on our campus is our highest priority. This letter is to inform you of an incident that we handled on campus today.
This afternoon while investigating a separate issue and prior to any search, a student being questioned informed us he had a gun in his backpack. The student and the weapon were immediately secured. At no time was the gun brought out at school or used to threaten other students or staff.
Law enforcement was notified and the student was removed from campus. Criminal charges will be brought in addition to school-imposed disciplinary measures.
Again, the safety and security of our staff and students is and will continue to be our top priority.
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