Lockdown lifted for Owasso high school
Ponca City Now - August 31, 2016 1:11 pm
From the Owasso Police Department
At approximately 11:15 a.m., Owasso School Resource Officers assigned to the High School reported they had received information that a suspect, a former student of the Owasso Mid-High, armed with a weapon was seen outside the school.
Immediate lockdown procedures were initiated and field patrol officers were dispatched to the scene. It was quickly determined through video surveillance that the suspect in question was not armed with a gun, but had entered the High School with a pipe or baton.
As officers began a search of the High School, a school faculty member pointed the suspect out to patrol officer who quickly took the suspect into custody. The 17-year-old juvenile suspect possessed a knife and an expandable baton on his person.
It was also determined that the suspect may have threatened or assaulted another student prior to being located inside the school. As of this release, the juvenile suspect will be facing charges of possessing weapons on school property and assault with a dangerous weapon. The lockdown of all Owasso Public School campuses has been lifted at this time. Additional Police presence at the campuses will be in place for the remainder of the day.
OWASSO, Okla. – High school students in Owasso were temporarily forced to go on lockdown Wednesday for around 30 minutes, Owasso police reported Wednesday.
Authorities say they received a call about a possible armed person on campus but later discovered that the person was not armed.
Owasso police did confirm that a juvenile was arrested on unrelated charges but did not specify if this suspect was connected to the call.