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Bartlesville Ups Security As Students Return
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) -- Bartlesville officials say additional security measures will be in place as students return to classes this week after the holidays. Bartlesville Public Schools officials said Monday that police officers will be stationed in schools and classroom doors will have improved locks. The school reviewed its security plans after 18-year-old Sammie Eaglebear Chavez was accused of plotting to shoot students at the school and detonate bombs to kill police. No one was harmed. Chavez remains jailed on $1 million bond. His mother has said her son did not seriously plan any violence. Chavez was arrested the same day of the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Superintendent Gary Quinn says there will be a "strong police presence throughout the district" when students return to classes Wednesday.
Posted: Tuesday, January 1 2013, 11:58 AM CST
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Wife guilty in Nichols Hills fire chief slaying
May 22, 2013 00:24 GMT
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) -- A jury in El Reno has convicted Rebecca Bryan of the murder of her husband, Nichols Hills Fire Chief Keith Bryan, and recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole.
Jurors reached the Tuesday verdict after about four hours of deliberation.
The 54-year-old Bryan claimed an intruder had shot her husband, though police found her Ruger pistol in a clothes dryer in their home after the shooting.
The gun was matched to the bullet used to shoot Keith Bryan in 2011 at the couple's Mustang home. Police also found a spent shell casing and a left-handed rubber glove wrapped in a bullet-riddled blanket.
The Oklahoman reports (http://is.gd/mvC6Mi ) Bryan didn't display her emotions when the verdict was read. Her lawyer gave her a hug and told her he was sorry.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com
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