Lakota student arrested after bringing ammo to school, district says

Lakota student arrested after taking ammunition to school, district says
Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 2:05 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2023 at 2:08 PM EST
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WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - Three of the buildings in the Lakota Local School District were under lockdown Monday after a student was found carrying ammunition.

According to Interim Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli, the district was given a tip from the Ohio school safety line. The student was found carrying ammo but had no weapon.

The West Chester Police Department made an arrest in connection to the incident.

“Apparently the student shared that he had ammunition with him or was taking ammunition and the call came from the outside,” Lolli said.

The district locked down Creekside ECW, the Lakota West Freshman Building and Lakota Central High School after it received the tip.

“This student wasn’t really threatening,” Lolli said. “He just brought the ammunition with him. So we don’t know what the intent was. That’s why it’s important to have a hearing.”

Lolli said a decision on suspending or expelling the student will be made pending an investigation and a hearing.

West Chester police will decide if the student should face charges.

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