The Woodward News

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November 27, 2012

Officers check out report of weapon at middle school

Woodward, Okla. — Law enforcement responded to the Woodward Middle School early Tuesday morning for a report of a weapon at the school.

Det. Lt. Cpl. Darren Navratil told The News at the scene that it appeared that a student had either brought a bb gun to school or found one on the way to school and brought it to the school.

Additional details are unknown at this time.

The school was briefly placed on lockdown while officials investigated the incident.

The first report about the bb gun came around 8 a.m. and by 8:15 a.m. most of the  law enforcement officers were released from the scene.  Officers from both the Woodward Police Department and Woodward County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene.

The News has left messages for Woodward Superintendent Tim Merchant and head WPD Det. Lt. Chuck Wheeler for more information about the incident.

While it is yet unknown what action will be taken against the student or students involved in today's incident at the middle school, a 9-year-old boy was arrested following a similar incident at Cedar Heights earlier this year.  Click to read more about that incident:

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