8 year old in custody after bringing unloaded gun to school

8 year old in custody after bringing unloaded gun to school (Photo: MGN Online)

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - An 8-year-old male student is in custody after he brought an unloaded gun to an elementary school Tuesday, according to Springfield Police.

The call came in around 3:15 p.m. from staff about the student bringing the unloaded gun. The department said they don't think he intended to harm anyone, but thought that someone was going to harm him.

Officers responded and recovered the gun from the student's backpack before the school officer made the arrest. Springfield PD said they are going to charge the student, likely with illegal conveyance of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordinance in a school safety zone.

The case is still under investigation.

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