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Update: Loaded Gun on Campus at a Moore Elementary School
MOORE, OK -- Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore goes on lock down after a teacher finds a loaded gun in a classroom.
"That's the worst thing possible. Anybody could just go in and shoot anybody," said parent, Barbara Williams.
Jeremy Lewis with the Moore Police Department says a relative of a teacher accidentally left his small handgun in the classroom after helping out over the weekend, "It's vey dangerous to have left a gun in an elementary school."
Lewis say the man told police he didn't realize it had fallen out of his pocket until he heard about the lock down on the news.
Police say the man did have a concealed carry permit. Officers will hand over the findings from their investigation to the District Attorney. The DA will determine whether the relative will face charges.
"Anything could happen. A curious kid could accidentally pull on the trigger and somebody could get hurt," said Kirk Guarnera who lives near the school.
Assistant Superintendent, Brad Fernberg says, "It was never around a child or in a child's posession."
Fernberg says he's proud of how the school handled the situation, "It was very calm. The students did an excellent job."
All of the elementary students were safely escorted into the cafeteria while authorities performed a security sweep of the campus.
About 500 children in Kindergarten through 6th grade attend Plaza Towers.
The school has not yet determined whether to punish the teacher whose family member left the gun.
Posted: Tuesday, October 9 2012, 01:01 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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