COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Police responded to a Columbus public school on Wednesday after they say a 15-year-old student brought a firearm into the building.
Officers arrived at South High School around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday after reports that a student brought a handgun into school and was arguing with security personnel, Columbus police said. Staff detained the student and retrieved their backpack and handgun.
Police recovered the handgun and discovered it was loaded. The student was interviewed by a detective and charged with carrying concealed weapons and conveying a firearm into the school safety zone.
“The district has a zero tolerance policy on possession of any weapon,” said CCS spokesperson Jacqueline Bryant. “Students will face disciplinary measures, including the potential of suspension or expulsion if found to be in control of any item deemed potentially dangerous to themselves or others in a school environment.”