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Crime/Courts

March 13, 2013

Police complete investigation on handgun at Moore school

NORMAN — Oklahoma City police confirmed Tuesday that detectives have submitted information for charges against a 12-year-old Moore student who took a loaded gun to school earlier this month.

Sixth-grader Tanner Ray Jones was arrested March 5 on a felony complaint of possession of a firearm on school grounds at Sky Ranch Elementary School.

Jones was taken to the Cleveland County Detention Center after he was apprehended by Oklahoma City police.

The Cleveland County District Attorney’s office said they could not discuss the charge and do not believe the charge would be public record because Jones is a juvenile.

Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson said they believe Jones got the handgun — a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol — from his grandfather.

“That’s a pretty large handgun,” Nelson said. “It could hold anywhere from five to seven rounds, and there were six rounds with him in the weapon.”

Nelson said Jones showed the weapon to another student, who then alerted someone at the school. Then the school notified police, he said.

In a statement released by Sky Ranch Elementary School, the staff announced that they worked quickly and efficiently to ensure the safety of all students and would work with the Oklahoma City Police Department during their investigation.

The incident was investigated by the robbery unit because of the complaint Jones was arrested on, Nelson said.

While the school is in the Moore School District in Cleveland County, the location is in Oklahoma City corporate limits, which is why Oklahoma City police responded to the incident, he said.

Jessica Bruha

366-3540

jbruha@normantranscript.com

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