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Teen who brought gun to school in Newburgh Heights gets probation

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 14:29:42-04

NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, Ohio — A 16-year-old who brought an unloaded gun to school in Newburgh Heights in August won't spend time in a juvenile corrections facility.

The teen received a suspended six-month sentence and was placed on probation for one year. He was also ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and a gun education program, according to a juvenile court spokesperson.

On Aug. 21, Washington Park High School in Newburgh Heights was placed on lockdown when a teacher spotted the student with the weapon.

Once police arrived, they discovered that the gun never actually made it into the school building. The gun was found on a rock outside of the school.

The teen was taken into custody a short time later. Authorities said the teen told officers that he brought the gun to school in an attempt to sell it.

“We don’t believe there was any intent of any violence. He made a bad choice and brought it to school to sell it," authorities said at the time.

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