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April 21, 2013

Bail posted for Marlow student with possession of gun on campus


The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dominic Depaul Brisco, age 18, about 10 a.m. Wednesday on the campus of Marlow High School.
The arrest was a result of the alleged discovery of a gun, during a regular search for contraband and narcotics for possession of a weapon on the school property. 
“They had drug dogs out,” Marlow School District Superintendent George Coffman said. “It just happened that they found something that was not drugs.”
According to the affidavit filed in Stephens County District Court, SCSO Deputy Bobby Bowen said Marlow High School Principal Brian Brantley told him there was a handgun in a personally-owned vehicle in the school parking lot and asked deputies to retrieve the gun.
Undersheriff John Smith found the gun behind the seat in a boot as Brisco had told him. The affidavit filed by Bowen stated the gun was unloaded with the slide locked back with an empty magazine inserted, but an additional magazine with three 9mm rounds was found nearby. 
“During these searches for contraband and narcotics, the school locks down the property,” Sheriff Wayne McKinney said. “There should be no students moving and no teachers moving.”
McKinney said Brisco told them he had recently bought the gun from another young person in Duncan. McKinney said they would be following up on this bit of information.
“It appeared he had no intent to use the weapon at school,” McKinney said. “He just cannot have it on school grounds.”
“There was never really any imminent danger,” Coffman said.
Brisco appeared in court Thursday. Bond was set at $5,000. Date for attorney announcement was set for 2 p.m. May 31. Preliminary hearing conference was set for 9 a.m. June 12. Brisco is not allowed to possess a firearm.
Brisco posted bail Thursday as well.
“He was a good kid,”  Coffman said. “We just cannot have that on school property.”

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