NEW INFO: Student arrested after gun recovered at West Carrollton High School

Published: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 @ 10:31 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 @ 11:31 AM

Marshall Gorby/Staff
Marshall Gorby/Staff

UPDATE @ 11:30 a.m.: 

A West Carrollton High School student was arrested after a handgun was found on him, investigators said. 

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A report of the weapon at the school was reported to the school resource officer, who then contacted police, West Carrollton Police Deputy Chief David Wessling said. 

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There are conflicting reports on where the gun was located. Police said the gun was found on the student, but in a Facebook post the school district said the gun was found in the student’s backpack, which was in a locker. 

We are working to clarify where the gun was located. 

The student has only been identified as a male juvenile. 

Police said there were no threats made previously involving the weapon at the school. 

The high school was placed on lockdown during the investigation but it has since been lifted, Wessling said. 

Police were still working to determine how the student got the gun and if it was loaded.

The student remains in police custody but will be transferred to the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center, Wessling said. 

No injuries have been reported. 

UPDATE @ 11 a.m.:

A student has been arrested at West Carrollton High School after a gun was found at the school, police confirm. 

No injuries have been reported. 

Dispatchers previously said the school was placed on lockdown initially, however it was not known if the lockdown was still active. 

A call to the school district for more information has not been returned. 

We’ll continue to update this page as we learn more. 

FIRST REPORT

We are working to learn more about a police investigation reported at West Carrollton High School Tuesday morning. 

Officers were requested to the high school around 9:50 a.m., according to dispatch records. 

Dispatchers said the school was on lockdown initially, but it was not known if the lockdown was still active.

One person has been detained and the situation is contained, dispatchers confirm. 

Additional details about the nature of the investigation were unknown. 

A call to the school district for additional details has not been returned. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more.