Arrest made at Harrison High School after tip about weapon on campus

The school will have an increased law enforcement presence on Friday.
Harrison High School
Harrison High School(Southwest Local Schools)
Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 9:01 PM EST
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HARRISON, Ohio (WXIX) - Police made an arrest at Harrison High School on Thursday afternoon.

Southwest Local School District Superintendent John Hamstra detailed the incident in a letter to parents and guardians.

The district was notified sometime Thursday that a student might have had a weapon in their car on campus, Hamstra says.

Administrators conducted a search with the Harrison Police Department.

The investigation, Hamstra says, resulted in an arrest and confiscation of “contraband” from the car.

“At no point was the contraband inside the school building, and there was never a direct or indirect threat made toward the school, students or staff,” he said.

The arrested person is a juvenile being held in detention. They are charged with transporting a loaded firearm, possessing a weapon in a school zone and marijuana possession under 100 grams.

“We applaud students when they bring information like this to our attention so that the issue can be immediately and thoroughly investigated by school administration and the Harrison Police Department,” Hamstra said. “We are grateful for the strong partnership we have between our schools, law enforcement and the community.”

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