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UPDATE: Superintendent Says Student Brought Unloaded BB Gun to School

UPDATE 11/14/13 @ 11:30 a.m.
OAK HILL, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Oak Hill Schools Superintendent says a student who brought an unloaded BB gun to school has been suspended and faces expulsion.

Oak Hill High School Principal Randy Layton tells WSAZ.com that students reported that a classmate had a weapon Tuesday.

Superintendent Mike McCoy says the middle school student admitted he had a weapon in his backpack.

They found the unloaded BB gun.

McCoy tells WSAZ.com the student did not have any BBs in the gun or backpack.

They took the gun and suspended the student for 10 days.

McCoy says they will meet with the student's parents for an expulsion hearing to decide if the student will be expelled for 80 days, or if he will receive a different punishment, like alternative school.

McCoy tells WSAZ.com the student has had no disciplinary issues this year or last year.

McCoy tells WSAZ.com the student originally said he wanted to show the bb gun to his friends, but is later came out that the student said he wanted to scare someone, and let other kids know he had the gun.

According to McCoy, no students were threatened and there was no hit list, despite several rumors.

The school's resource officer has submitted a charge of illegal conveyance or possession of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordinance or of object indistinguishable from firearm in school safety zone to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office.

The student's name has not been released since he is a juvenile.



ORIGINAL STORY 11/12/13 @ 4:13 p.m.
OAK HILL, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A student has been suspended and is facing charges after school officials say he brought a weapon to school.

Oak Hill High School Principal Randy Layton tells WSAZ.com that students reported that a classmate had a weapon Tuesday.

Layton says the student is in middle school.

The principal, along with the middle school principal, and resource officer went to the student's room and got him out of class. The student admitted to having the weapon in his backpack.

At this time, they are not releasing what type of weapon the student had.

Layton tells WSAZ.com the student has been suspended, and they have recommended expulsion. He also says charges will be filed against the student.

Layton says that to their knowledge, no threats were made to students and they handled the situation as quickly as they were told, removing the weapon, and keeping the students safe throughout the day.

The student is a minor, so his name is not being released.


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