3 People In Custody After Suspicious Vehicle Stopped Near Jenks Freshman Academy

Thursday, November 21st 2019, 1:07 pm
By: Erick Payne

Police arrested three people accused of having guns and drugs inside a car near Jenks High School. The school district said no students were in danger, and the situation was handled quickly.

School leaders said campus police were on the lookout for a truck that was reported as suspicious, and officers found it quickly.

Jenks Public Schools Campus Police found the white pickup Thursday in between the Freshman Academy and Sharp Center, which is their athletics building.

"It was a vehicle that was spotted earlier and reported. Campus police were on the lookout for this vehicle, and then it showed up again near the same location," said Jenks Public Schools Communications Director Rob Loeber.

School administrators said officers went up to the truck. Inside, officers found three people, with two guns and drugs.

Police immediately arrested those three, and told us none of them were Jenks Public Schools students. Two were juveniles, and one was an adult.

Loeber said the situation was handled so quickly, they didn't need to put the school on lockdown.

"Our campus police officers do a phenomenal job, and they did again today responding to the scene very quickly - keeping our students, staff members and property safe," Loeber said.

Loeber said it only took officers a couple minutes to respond since they're stationed on campus. There was constant communication between administrators and teachers as well, and families were also kept in the loop.

"In today's day and age, there's a lot of school threats. It can be very unsettling, but it's yet another reason why we're very grateful we have the Jenks Public Schools Police Department right here on campus and spread throughout our district so our response time is very very fast," Loeber said.

Police haven't released the name of the adult who was arrested.