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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
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Tornado hits OKC suburb, kicking up debris
May 19, 2013 22:29 GMT
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) -- A tornado kicked up debris in an Oklahoma City suburb and threatened a number of tourist attractions on historic Route 66 before growing into a larger storm that rolled across rural parts of central Oklahoma.
Television footage Sunday showed a tornado at Edmond . The storm threatened a novelty soda-pop store and a historic barn in the small town of Arcadia, then grew into a larger storm as it moved northeastward a few miles north of the Turner Turnpike between Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
The Storm Prediction Center had forecast a moderate risk of severe weather in Oklahoma and adjacent portions of Kansas and Missouri.
TV video also showed power flashes from transformers blowing out as they were hit by high winds or debris.
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