A Coolidge Elementary School fourth-grader was arrested Friday afternoon after teachers found an unloaded handgun in his backpack, police said.
The 11-year-old boy was arrested on complaints of possession of a firearm on school campus, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, and possession of a knife on school campus.
“Nobody was injured and the gun was not loaded,” Oklahoma City Public Schools spokeswoman Tierney Tinnin said. “We heard of a threat to another student.”
The boy’s backpack was searched after another student was caught with a knife and said he got the knife from the 11-year-old boy, police reported.
Oklahoma City police were called to the school, 5212 S Villa, as soon as the incident was reported by the student to a staff member around 1 p.m., Tinnin said.
The school was not locked down, she said, “because as soon as it was reported the student was isolated and police were called.”