WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A teenager faces a misdemeanor charge after police seized a pellet gun from him at Warren G. Harding High School.
Superintendent Steve Chiaro said no one was ever in any danger, releasing the following statement on Friday:
After a review of the circumstances and facts gathered yesterday afternoon, it is my understanding the Prosecutor amended the charges in this situation from a F2 to a M1. As our building administration responded to and investigated this matter, at no time did we believe there was a direct threat or eminent danger presented to our students and staff. We continue to strive to maintain the safety and well-being of our students and faculty at all times.Superintendent Steve Chiaro
The incident was reported Thursday, according to a police report.
The 15-year-old boy is charged with illegal conveyance of an item indistinguishable from a firearm into a school safety zone.