Arrests made after Jenks Campus Police finds guns, drugs

Arrests made after Jenks Campus Police finds guns, drugs

Three are in custody today after Jenks Campus Police found a suspicious vehicle containing guns and illegal drugs.  

Before noon this morning, Jenks campus police received a call about a suspicious vehicle between the freshman academy and the Sharp Center. Campus police arrived on scene and authorities say they quickly discovered three people, one adult and two juveniles, along with two guns and illegal drugs.

The three individuals were taken into police custody and campus police secured the scene. The names and identities of the three individuals have not been released at this time. The juveniles are not Jenks students.

Neither the high school nor the freshman academy went on lockdown during the time. School officials say they felt no need after campus police secured the scene.

“Certain instances where there is a potential threat where we would put our building or several of our buildings on lockdown,” Jenks Public Schools communications director Rob Loeber said. “We didn’t go on lockdown in this case simply because as soon as campus police was there, they were taken into custody and the weapons were not a threat. Because campus police was on scene and secured the scene quickly, there was no need for a lockdown. The school day continued as normal from there.”

Jenks Public Schools issued this statement to parents and faculty:

“Shortly before noon this morning, Jenks Campus Police officers spotted and approached a suspicious vehicle between the Freshman Academy and the Sharp Center,” the statement read. “Officers discovered three individuals inside the vehicle. As officers secured the scene, they discovered two guns and illegal drugs inside the vehicle. Jenks Campus Police officers immediately took all three individuals into custody. There was no lock down issued for the Freshman Academy or any buildings on Central Campus because law enforcement immediately controlled the scene and all individuals involved. With the suspects in custody, the school day will continue as normal.”

Hayden Tucker

Hayden Tucker is the Sports Editor and Director of Media for the Jenks Tribune. He has three years of experience in newspaper journalism before joining the Tribune. Tucker was born in McAlester, then moved to the Oklahoma City area in 2010 where he lived for nine years prior to moving to Jenks.

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