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Police arrest student at Kent Roosevelt High School for having weapon

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Posted at 2:32 PM, Nov 10, 2021

KENT, Ohio — An 18-year-old student was arrested Wednesday following a lockdown at Kent Roosevelt High School in Portage County after for a gun was reported on campus.

The student was charged with illegal conveyance of a weapon or object indistinguishable from a firearm in a school safety zone, a fifth-degree felony, according to Kent police.

Police were called to the school just before noon after a student told staff another student had a weapon.

The lockdown lasted about 10 minutes while police located and arrested the student. The student was taken into custody without incident.

The weapon, which turned out to be an unloaded pellet gun, was found on the student.

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