AKRON, Ohio — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office says a 12-year-old student at Bridges Learning Center in Akron was arrested Monday after a loaded gun was discovered.
According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, on Monday, December 3, a child at the school reported to teachers and deputies that they saw a gun being brandished by another student.
Sheriff’s detectives responded to the school and, according to the release, found a loaded semi-automatic pistol hidden in the back of a school transport van.
The sheriff’s office says it was determined that the gun was never brought onto the grounds of the school.
The sheriff’s office says detectives learned the gun was stolen the day before from a home in Akron; the owner was not aware the gun had been stolen.
The 12-year-old student was taken into custody for carrying a concealed weapon and theft of a firearm.
He was taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.