Law enforcement from the Middletown Police Department in Ohio say that a student has been charged after he brought a fake handgun to a charter school.
At around 8 AM on Central Avenue in Middletown a driver called police to report that a student had pointed a gun at her vehicle.
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According to Middletown Police Lieutenant David Birk another witness reported seeing a school bus pass by around the same time.
Due to the slim number of students who ride that particular bus, Summit Academy, a Charter School on Marshall Road in Middletown, was able to give police a list of all the students who may have been on that route.
Soon thereafter both Summit Academy and Middletown Middle School were placed in emergency lockdown as police attempted to locate the student who may have had the firearm.
Within a short while, police say they were able to apprehend the student at Summit Academy, who was searched and an airsoft handgun was found in his backpack.
The boy is now charged with inducing panic, a misdemeanor, and conveyance of a weapon onto a school zone, a Felony.
Destini Burns, Middletown City School District spokeswoman, said the schools were then taken off lockdown to resume normal classes.
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