‘No good reason’ why rifle fired, Haileyville students report

BY MICHAEL KIMBALL Published: March 17, 2010
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HAILEYVILLE — Two students who were investigated in an incident involving a rifle fired on a high school campus gave "no good reason” for why the gun was fired, according to a police report reviewed Tuesday by The Oklahoman.

Haileyville High School Principal Roger Hemphill said one of the two senior students, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, admitted firing the weapon in the air during the Feb. 11 incident near the agriculture building, according to Hemphill’s written witness statement.

Another student at first said he also fired the .22-caliber rifle, but later admitted he was attempting to take some of the blame.

The incident was not reported to police until "concerned parents” came forward Feb. 19, Police Chief Alan Epps wrote in the report.

No one was hurt.

A Haileyville police spokesman said Tuesday the police department turned over its report to District Attorney Jim Bob Miller and has not made any arrests. Miller did not return an e-mail or a phone message Tuesday seeking comment.


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