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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
Hearing could resume in case of 4 Tulsa deaths
May 24, 2013 09:04 GMT
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A preliminary hearing for two brothers accused of killing four women in Tulsa could resume soon.
The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/16X0EnM ) a judge is expected to rule on a request that could determine whether James and Cedric Poore's hearing will resume Friday.
Their hearing stalled Thursday after the defense filed a motion to recuse the judge assigned to the case.
Special Judge Stephen Clark denied the motion, as did Presiding Judge William Kellough.
Kellough is expected to rule on the defense's request for time to appeal on Friday morning.
The Poores are charged with murder and robbery in the January deaths of Misty Nunley, Julie Jackson, Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor. The four women were found tied up and shot in the head.
The Poores have pleaded not guilty.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
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