YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — An 18-year-old Cardinal Mooney High School student was booked into the Mahoning County Jail after police said he was caught in the school with three guns, one of them loaded.
Dante Thompkins Miller, 18, is charged with three counts of illegal conveyance or possession of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone. He was arrested about 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Chief of Detectives Capt. Jason Simon said police received a tip that Miller had the weapons and numerous officers responded to the school and met with school personnel before detaining Miller.
Miller was taken back to the police station and questioned by detectives and members of the department’s Family Services Investigative Unit before being charged.
Simon said Miller had a “reason” for having the guns, but he did not want to elaborate. He said an investigation is still ongoing.
All three weapons were handguns.
The charges that Miller faces are fifth-degree felonies.