Washington Park High student in custody after teacher sees him hiding weapon on school grounds

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NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Police have taken a student at Washington Park High School into custody Wednesday morning for a having a gun.

The gun was confiscated and not loaded.

The gun was spotted on school grounds and not taken into the building.

Newburgh Heights Police Chief John Majoy says they are investigating the matter.

The school was placed on a brief lockdown. No one was injured.

FOX 8 reached out to the district for a statement. Here's what Dr. Roseann Canfora, Deputy Chief of Communications told us:

"A Washington Park student is facing charges this morning after a teacher spotted him hiding a weapon outside on the school grounds. The principal put the school on lockdown while the grounds were searched, the weapon was located, Newburgh Heights police were notified and the student was taken into custody by our Safety & Security team."

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