Student in custody for bringing gun to Akron high school

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AKRON, Ohio– A student is in police custody after bringing a gun to Ellet High School in Akron.

A teacher received a tip Wednesday morning, and alerted Akron Public Schools security and Akron police resource officers.

The school was placed on lockdown from 10:35 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Officers confronted the student and recovered the gun without incident, the school district said. Akron police took the student into custody.

“APS continues to ask for your help and support in encouraging students to let us know if they ever hear any student might be involved in something that could pose a security concern at our schools,” the district said in a news release.

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