Student with BB gun prompts lockdown at Oak Hills High School

Student with BB gun prompts lockdown at Oak Hills High School
A student with a BB gun prompted a lockdown at Oak Hills High School Thursday morning, school officials say. The lockdown is over. (Source: FOX19 NOW)

GREEN TWP., Ohio (FOX19) - A student with a BB gun prompted a lockdown at Oak Hills High School Thursday morning, school officials said.

Officers responded to the school on Ebeneezer Road about 7:30 a.m., Green Township police said.

“A student was removed from campus prior to school starting this morning,” Principal Travis Hunt wrote in a notification to parents.

"Other students reported that he had shown them a weapon, which police say was a BB gun. Staff security personnel and district safety advisor Bart West located the student immediately, the school was put on lockdown and local law enforcement units were called to campus.

"Police and district administrators are continuing to investigate the incident. If the facts are as they appear, the student will be disciplined to the full extent of the law.

“While we are sorry to bring you this news, we are pleased with the actions of our students, security officers, staff and local law enforcement units. We have returned to a normal day of classes and will continue to work with local police to address this issue. Thank you as always for your understanding and support”

Green Township police said the juvenile student was arrested and charged with inducing panic.

Krista Ramsey, a school district spokeswoman, also provided an update we carried live on our Facebook page:

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Posted by FOX19 on Thursday, March 5, 2020

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