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Bartlesville increases security, adds counselors at high school following alleged shooting plot

By Laura Summers Modified: December 17, 2012 at 11:45 am •  Published: December 17, 2012

BARTLESVILLE – Police cars were parked in a prominent spot in Bartlesville High School’s parking lot Monday as students and teachers returned to classes trying to focus on finals in the wake of a foiled alleged planned shooting last week at the school.

Bartlesville Superintendent Gary Quinn sent an email to parents promising added security and counselors for students who remain stunned by the mass killings at a Connecticut elementary school and overwhelmed by the knowledge a local student -- Sammie Eaglebear Chavez -- was charged Friday in a plot to shoot students here.

“The recent situation that took place at Bartlesville High School has been difficult for us all,” Quinn said. “The Bartlesville Public School District puts the safety and well-being of our students as our number one priority. As such we are taking measures to ensure that our students are safe and have the support they need.”

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