PAULS VALLEY, Oklahoma - A Missouri teen is behind bars, accused of pointing a firearm at a student in the parking lot of Pauls Valley High School on Tuesday.

Officers were called out to the high school around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday on a report that someone had pointed a pistol at a student and then left the scene.

After speaking with witnesses, the officers learned that a juvenile male was driving recklessly through the parking lot when a student yelled for him to slow down. The suspect stopped the vehicle and up to the student where the two got into a verbal altercation.

According to police, the juvenile then pointed a handgun at the student and threatened to kill the student before driving away from the school.

Officers got a description of the vehicle and were able to identify the driver as a 17-year-old male that had attended school in Pauls Valley in the past, but was now a resident of Springfield Mo.

Around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday the suspect voluntarily met with police and confessed to presenting a weapon at the school but denied threatening anyone. He also told police the weapon was only a BB gun. The weapon was later recovered from a residence in Stratford, Okla.

The suspect was then placed under arrest on one count of feloniously pointing a firearm and one count of possessing a firearm on school property. He was taken to the Pauls Valley Police Department and then later transported to a juvenile detention facility.

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