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U.S. Grant High School locked down today

From Staff Reports Modified: September 23, 2008 at 5:45 pm •  Published: September 23, 2008
A south Oklahoma City high school was locked down today after a 14-year-old male student was caught carrying a gun in the school.

Hodauri Latifu McCoy Jr., was arrested Monday on a felony complaint of carrying a firearm in a school. He was taken to the Berry House after his arrest at U.S. Grant High School, 5016 S Pennsylvania Ave, according to a police report.

Police said a student told school officials that McCoy had a gun.

When confronted by a police officer, McCoy put his hand over his waistband as if he was concealing something, according to the report. The officer and McCoy briefly struggled and the officer saw the handle of a Glock 21 pistol in the student’s waistband, the report stated.

The officer pulled a full clip of ammunition from the pistol and one round from the chamber, according to the report. McCoy reportedly told the officer, “That gun ain’t mine,” and that someone had given it to him to hold.

Superintendent Karl Springer wrote on the school district's Web site:

“We take this priority seriously and ask for your cooperation in helping provide this environment to all of our students. This situation provides an educational opportunity for you to visit with your students about the importance of reporting any potential issues to administrators or any school staff member.”

For more information, call the district’s administration office at 587-0000 or U.S. Grant at 587-2200.

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