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Sheriff: Teens charged, accused of not reporting Madison school shooter's gun

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MADISON TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

Two more teenagers face charges in connection with Monday's shooting at Madison Jr/Sr High School, the Butler County Sheriff's Office announced Friday.

"These boys had knowledge that the suspect, James Austin Hancock, had the gun at school, and they did not tell anyone," Sheriff Richard Jones said in a prepared statement.

"I have to stress, it is imperative that if there is rumor or first-hand knowledge about any type of weapon or weapons that someone has or is intending to bring to school, it has to be reported to someone. 

"Schools are supposed to be safe for kids and anyone working there," he said. "Parents should not be afraid to send their kids to school.  I strongly urge parents to sit and talk to their kids about how important this is."

Hancock showed the gun to both boys early in the school day, he added.

Both boys, 14, have been charged with failure to report a crime, a misdemeanor of the 4th degree.

They were both issued a summons to appear in Butler County Juvenile Court.

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