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Edmond Santa Fe Student Accused Of Bringing Weapon, Drugs To School

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An Edmond Santa Fe High School student is arrested for bringing a gun to school.

Authorities say a student came forward claiming a classmate had a gun on campus.

"We always tell our staff and our students if you see something, say something,"  said Susan Parks-Schlepp, a spokesperson for Edmond Public Schools.

On Tuesday morning, school administrators and the Edmond Police School Resource officer confronted that student. The 15-year-old allegedly denied having the gun. The school resource officer searched the student's backpack and found a 9 mm handgun, ammunition, and marijuana.

The student was arrested.

Edmond Police say there were no threats involved.

"We talked to the student and don't feel like it was brought to school for any use toward any student," said Jennifer Wagnon, spokesperson for Edmond Police.

Edmond Police and administrators both credit their partnership to quickly resolving situations like this one.

"Students feel very comfortable coming forward to a school resource officer and we learn a lot because of those relationships,"  said Parks-Schlepp.

Administrators say the student could be suspended for one calendar year. The students could also be facing criminal charges.

Principal Jason Hayes sent the following letter home to parents regarding Tuesday’s incident:

“This letter is to inform you that this morning a 15-year-old Edmond Santa Fe student was arrested for bringing a weapon and drugs to school.

Santa Fe administrators worked with Edmond Police to investigate a report of a possible weapon on campus. A search of the suspected student’s backpack revealed an unloaded handgun, ammunition for the handgun, and marijuana. The School Resource Officer (SRO) immediately arrested the student.

Campus and district level administrators believe this to be an isolated incident. At no time did the student make a specific threat toward Santa Fe students or staff. The student will receive swift and appropriate consequences in accordance with School Board policy, and may face additional criminal charges. Santa Fe administrators will continue to work with local law enforcement in their investigation.

Safety and security at Santa Fe High School is of the utmost importance, and we will continue to be vigilant in our efforts to protect students and staff.”

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