A 14-year-old student was arrested Monday after he brought a gun to his middle school in Bartlesville, police said.

Officers went to Madison Middle School, 5900 Baylor Drive, about 2:10 p.m. in reference to a student rumored to have been carrying a gun at school, Bartlesville Police Department Capt. Jay Hastings said in a news release.

School officials reportedly confronted the teenager, who refused to be searched and left the building. An officer found the boy walking back toward the school from the west and detained him, Hastings said, but the officer did not find a gun while searching him.

Additional officers, including a K-9 unit, arrived and searched the area where the student was seen walking, Hastings said. A police dog found a handgun hidden at the school’s softball fields just west of Madison, he said.

Hastings said the teenager was arrested on complaint of possessing a firearm. Police were checking to see whether the gun was reported stolen.

A news release from Bartlesville Public Schools states the middle school was placed on lockdown during the incident, and exterior cameras were used to monitor the student’s location.

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Kyle joined the Tulsa World in May 2015 and covers education. He previously worked at The Oklahoman and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a journalism degree. Phone: 918-581-8451

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