Loaded Gun Found In Women's Bathroom At Putnam City School Event

Monday, May 17th 2021, 3:29 pm
By: Jennifer Pierce


Putnam City campus police opened an investigation after a loaded gun was found last Tuesday in a high school bathroom. A parent found the weapon during a recent school event, according to the police report.

The gun was turned over to a campus police officer. The owner of the gun was identified, and police said could face a criminal charge of reckless endangerment.

Last week, a parent at a middle school football game held at Putnam City North High School made a startling discovery. Campus police working the game met up with the parent who was holding a gun, wrapped in a blanket.

According to the report, the parent told the officer she went to the women's bathroom and found a gun sitting on a toilet paper dispenser. The officer took the gun to his car to inspect. He noted in the report, the weapon was in a brown waistband holster and was loaded with a round in the chamber.

Two women approached the officer at the football game not long after the gun was found. One of them admitted to leaving the gun in the bathroom and was concerned a kid might have found it.

The officer told her he had the gun, and it was being held as evidence. He also reminded the woman; firearms were not allowed on school property.

Two days later, the woman who claimed to own the gun contacted police to tell them she did not have proof of ownership. The campus police chief told the woman the gun would remain in their custody. He also stated charges could be presented to the Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office.

The alleged owner of the gun told campus police she did not want the gun back. News 9 did reach out to her for comment but have not gotten a call back.

District officials only released the police report and declined an on-camera interview.