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August 22, 2013

Charge filed for bringing stun gun, knife on school property

Woodward, Okla. — An 18-year-old was charged Wednesday in Woodward County District Court with possession of a weapon on school property.

Kristopher Jordan Parsons was arrested on Tuesday, the first day of school in Woodward, after he allegedly showed a stun gun he had purchased to some other students in the high school parking lot, according to court records.

School resource officer Cpl. Jack Brown said in the affidavit filed with the charge that he was called to go to the parking lot with high school assistant principal Brad Logan who had been told that a "kid had a stun gun out in the Woodward High School parking lot" showing it around to other kids.

Brown and Logan asked a group of kids if a anyone had a stun gun and Parsons, according to the affidavit, allegedly said he had a stun gun in his pickup. Brown noted the stun gun was also part of a flashlight.

After asking Parsons to explain how the flashlight/stun gun worked, Brown said he then tested the item,  saw that the stun gun worked and seized it as evidence, according to the affidavit.

According to the affidavit, Logan then met with Parsons and after that meeting, Brown said he took Parsons into custody for having a dangerous weapon on school property. While checking the pickup, Brown said he also saw what appeared to be hunting knife in the floorboard in front of the driver's seat.

Parsons, according to the affidavit, said it was a fishing knife that he hadn't taken out of his pickup.

Possession of the knife is also part of the weapon on school property charge.

Parsons is out on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond. He has a preliminary hearing on March 4, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.,. acceding to court records.

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