Broken Arrow High School placed on lockdown, no weapons found


By John Dobberstein, Editor

Broken Arrow High School was placed on lockdown Friday after police responded to reports of a man with a gun, the Broken Arrow Police Department said.

Around 9:30 this morning, Broken Arrow Public Schools Campus Security received a report about a student possibly having a weapon.

Campus security immediately made direct contact with the involved students and was able to determine that no weapon was on campus. There was no credible threat to students or staff.

Two hours later, a student heard about the morning situation and made a call to a parent, who then called 911 at approximately 11:35 a.m.

The Broken Arrow Police Department responded to the high school at approximately 11:40 a.m. and placed the high school on lockdown.

Broken Arrow police were located at least two students who allegedly had possession of the guns and they were detained.

Officers did not locate any weapons in the possession of the students or anywhere else on campus.

No injuries took place and there is no threat to the school, police said.

“Broken Arrow Public Schools appreciates the swift action of both its Campus Security Guards and the Broken Arrow Police Department,” BAPS said in a statement. “We recognize that events like today can cause trauma, and the high school will have extra counselors available next week for students and staff. It takes all of us working together to keep our schools safe, and we appreciate your support during situations like this.”

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