13-year-old arrested for bringing pellet gun to school, showing to another student
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (KTUL) -- A 13-year-old Broken Arrow student was arrested for bringing a pellet gun to school.
The boy goes to Centennial Middle School where he was arrested early this afternoon.
"I got the text, and I was shocked that there was an incident involving a pellet gun," parent Alice Coe said.
Coe has a 13-year-old also at the middle school.
"This is his second year there," she said.
She says she's never had any trouble from there until today when that gun was brought to school.
"He snuck it in with his backpack," she said.
Broken Arrow police spokesperson James Koch says it happened in a classroom at the school.
"A student had become involved in a verbal dispute with another student," Koch said. "One thing led to another, and the student pulled a gun out of his backpack in a threatening manner."
Koch says they arrested the student.
He faces misdemeanor charges of threatening an act of violence and having a firearm on school property.
"I am glad they took care of it, and he was arrested, and I hope he can get some help," Coe said.
Coe says the school is really good about alerting parents, but says this situation makes you think about the what if's.
"I guess I've always felt pretty safe and a lot of people do," she said. "You never really think maybe they should have a metal detector."
She says that's something the community may look into for the future.
BA says the school has a resource officer for added security.