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8-year-old student arrested for taking gun to Midview Elementary School in Lorain County

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Posted at 5:47 PM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 17:47:18-04

EATON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — An 8-year-old student from Midview North Elementary School was arrested for bringing a semi-automatic handgun to school Thursday morning, according to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the building after being notified by school officials. Authorities said another student informed a teacher about the weapon and police were called in.

The boy was arrested and taken to the Lorain County Detention Home.

Charges are pending against the child, but specifics haven’t been announced.

Deputies said they “commend the student who alerted the teacher about this situation and the quick actions of the Midview School staff. The actions of this brave student, and the school staff likely prevented a tragedy.”