Law enforcement officials in Tulsa, Oklahoma are currently investigating the actions of a Tulsa Public Schools police officer who allegedly fired a gun at a vehicle while two students were inside.
The incident happened at about 1:30 a.m. on the campus of Eliot Elementary School. According to Fox 23, there was a car parked in the elementary school lot in which “teens were messing around.”
Tulsa Public Schools official Chris Payne provided a similarly safe description of the situation, claiming it consisted of “two young people probably doing something that they shouldn’t have been doing in the parking lot.” Both young people attend the nearby Edison High School, according to Tulsa World.
After the officer approached the car and questioned the individuals inside, the driver attempted to flee the scene. The officer pulled out his gun and shot at the vehicle as it drove away. Police confirmed that the officer hit the car one time, in the back left tire.
According to Fox 23, the 17-year-old boy who was driving the car claimed he sped away because he just wanted to leave the lot. The officer claimed he was threatened by the driver’s decision to leave. A criminal investigation is currently underway.