Students Fire Gun Near School Grounds in Stillwater
Stillwater Police Department - August 23, 2023 6:56 am
(STILLWATER, OK) – On Monday, August 21, 2023, at 9:32 p.m., Stillwater Police Department (SPD) responded to the Stillwater High School (SHS) in reference to a student having a firearm on school property during an Ice Cream Social. SPD officers met with the principal and a witness who observed a student earlier in the evening in possession of a firearm on school grounds earlier that evening.
A witness reported to staff that a student was at the football stadium and showed others a black handgun. The student removed a magazine from the gun, showing there was ammunition inside. A round was lodged in the gun and the student worked the slide of the pistol causing the round to fall into the stands.
Police were able to identify the student who was in possession of the firearm with assistance from Stillwater Public Schools and School Resource Officers.
SPD went to the student’s residence and made contact with the parent. Officers were able to get a statement from the student and seized the firearm from the residence. Officers responded to a second student’s residence who was also involved. The student admitted to officers that they fired the gun into a tree in the area behind Stillwater Virtual Academy.
Prior to this call, SPD responded to a “shots fired” call at 7:57 p.m., in the area east of Cimarron Plaza. Officers made contact with three juveniles, and later identified the two as the suspects who fired the gun.
Due to the age of the student’s involved, their names will be withheld. The case has been forwarded to the Office of Juvenile Affairs for charges.
SPD is thankful to the students who reported seeing the weapon to staff.