12-year-old arrested after gun found

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa police arrest a 12-year-old boy on accusations that he took a handgun to school.

Tulsa Public Schools spokeswoman Tami Marler says Hamilton Middle School administrators received a tip from students about a gun on campus, so they called police about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Officers arrested a seventh-grade student who was found with an unloaded .22-caliber handgun.

Captain Ryan Perkins says the boy told police he had no plans of doing any violence.

Perkins says the student was arrested on a firearm-possession complaint and taken to the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau facility.

Marler says the child told police he got the gun from a boy on his school bus. Officers then questioned a student at Franklin Youth Academy.

Marler says school officials have recommended the boys be suspended from school for at least a year.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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