JENKS, Okla. - On April 4th leaders at Jenks West Elementary School decided to go on lockdown because of reports of a man knocking on windows.
Glenpool City Attorney Lowell Peterson happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Last week, school leaders told KRMG Peterson was stopped by Jenks Police and Jenks Campus Police and asked to leave.
Peterson says he was getting some exercise by walking to and from his doctor’s office.
He tells KRMG, “Deciding to extend my walk a bit further, I started walking the outer perimeter of the large circle driveway. I never left the sidewalk, period.”
The city attorney says, when he got to the southwest edge of the drive, a security officer came out of the building and advised him to leave.
He even thanked the officer for being so conscientious.
After that, the situation turned scary.
Peterson says, “Just as I was about to reach my doctor’s office, four police cars descended upon me – two Jenks City police and two Jenks School Campus police. They had me empty my pockets, frisked me and told me that ‘witnesses’ had seen a man fitting my description banging on doors and windows at the school.”
Walker says one of the officers recognized him and believed his version of the events.
“I was released with apologies for my inconvenience. As I had done with the security officer, I thanked them for being so alert. Having had three grandsons in the Jenks Public Schools, I appreciated this level of security.
Peterson says some Glennpool residents are upset because they didn’t hear everyone’s version of the story.