CANAL WINCHESTER, Ohio (WCMH) — A Canal Winchester student was arrested on Tuesday after a stolen gun was reported to be on school property.
Deputies responded to Canal Winchester High School around 9 a.m. after district officials initiated a non-emergency lockdown, according to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement found the stolen gun in a car belonging to a student.
“[Our] administrators determined that a car matching the report made was on campus,” the school district said in a statement. “The administrative team and SRO (school resource officer) intervened with the students who were connected to the vehicle immediately. During a search of the vehicle in the school parking lot, deputies located a gun.”
The sheriff’s office said the female student was arrested and taken to Franklin County Jail for violating the Ohio Revised Code involving illegal conveyance of a weapon onto school grounds and receiving stolen property. Shortly after, the district lifted the high school’s lockdown at 10:26 a.m.
Fairfield County deputies are continuing to investigate the incident. This was one of two incidents on Tuesday where guns showed up at central Ohio high schools.
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