OKMULGEE, Okla. — Quick facts:
- Police arrested a 16-year-old for possessing a handgun at Okmulgee High School.
- The student said he was trying to sell the gun to a peer.
- He has been turned over to the Office of Juvenile Affairs.
A student at Okmulgee High School was arrested for bringing a gun to school Monday.
Police say they were called to the school after 10 a.m., when a student told a teacher that the suspect was showing off his handgun to classmates. That teacher then intervened.
When officers arrived, they found that a student was, indeed, in possession of a .40 caliber handgun and loaded magazine, which they confiscated from the 16-year-old student.
The boy was taken into custody and then later turned over to the Office of Juvenile Affairs.
Investigators say the student was initially uncooperative, but later told officers he intended to sell the gun to another student.
Officials say there was no plot to attack the school or harm students.
His identity is not being released, but the student is now suspended from school.
The Okmulgee superintendent said hardly anyone saw the gun because the incident was resolved quickly.
“Administrators followed protocol,” Tod Williams, Okmulgee Public Schools superintendent, said. “Everything worked according to plan. There was never any danger to anyone, and it was a non-incident, because everyone followed protocol, and it worked.”