Edmond HS Teacher Arrested Following Domestic Disturbance, Standoff

Friday, December 1st 2017, 3:23 pm
By: News 9

An Edmond High School teacher was arrested after allegedly firing a gun during a domestic disturbance at his home, Thursday night.

Police arrested Larry Brian McWatters at his home in the 3200 block of Meriweather Rd., located near W. Covell Road and N. Broadway, just after 10:30 p.m.

Officers responded to the home after receiving a 911 call about a domestic disturbance with an “armed subject”.

According to police, a family member said McWatters was “distraught”, had pointed a weapon at a family member and fired the weapon inside the home. They also told police that McWatters had access to “multiple weapons”.

Authorities say they tried multiple times to get McWatters to come out of the home. Eventually SWAT was called in and a perimeter was setup around the house. Around 5:30 a.m., officers entered the home and arrested McWatters without incident.

He was booked into the Edmond Municipal Detention Center, awaiting transport to Oklahoma County Jail, on complaints of use of a firearm while committing a felony, pointing a firearm at another, discharging a firearm in public and domestic assault by strangulation. He is being held without bond.

News 9 has learned that McWatters has been a teacher and football coach at Edmond Santa Fe High School since 2015.

A spokesperson for Edmond Public Schools issued the following statement on the incident:

Edmond Public Schools is aware of the arrest and pending charges against Mr. Brian McWatters. The district is cooperating fully with law enforcement in this matter. The parties involved in this incident are like family to us and we are committed to provide them the care and support they need at this difficult time. Equally important are the school families of those involved and we will take whatever steps are necessary to safeguard students and staff. Due to the serious nature of the pending charges, Mr. McWatters' employment is under review.