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Police: Ohio boy brought pellet gun to school

Updated: 12/02/2013 12:44 PM
Created: 12/02/2013 10:58 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

A 14-year-old student with a pellet gun was taken into custody Monday morning after a lockdown and short standoff inside a Toledo high school hallway, police said.
    
The Scott High School student, whose named wasn't released, had a pellet gun that looked like a real handgun, police spokesman Lt. Mark King said. He was isolated in a hallway and taken into custody after officers fired a bean bag round at his feet.
    
SWAT team officers had responded to a report of a person with a gun at the school at about 9:30 a.m. No other shots were fired, and no one was hurt.
    
Negotiators talked to the boy during the standoff, but officials say he didn't give a reason for bringing the pellet gun to school. There were no details about the boy's movements at the school beforehand.
    
A woman outside the school, Lorraine Foster of Toledo, said the teen is her nephew. She was there with the boy's mother, who was talking to police.
    
"That's just not him," said Foster, who didn't give the boy's name. "I don't know what happened."
    
She said she saw him about a month ago and that he was talking about playing football.
    
"He's a good, young kid," she said. "I'm glad he came out safe."
    
Scott High School has about 600 students.



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