Student in custody after bringing pellet gun to high school, Kent police say


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KENT, Ohio (WJW) — A student reportedly brought a gun to a Kent high school Wednesday morning that turned out to be a pellet gun, police reported.

Theodore Roosevelt High School (1400 North Mantua Street) reportedly went into lockdown after a student alerted a teacher that a fellow student had brought a gun and authorities were called. The lockdown reportedly lasted about 10 minutes.

The 18-year-old student Javion Bobbitt, who brought the gun, was reportedly taken into custody and is being charged, police said, and everyone remains safe at the school.

Police had initially reported the gun as “fake,” as seen below.

“Kent Police are grateful to the student who brought this to the attention of staff, and we are grateful to the faculty and students who did what they were trained to do in these situations,” police said in a statement.

Kent City Schools Superintend George Joseph made the following statement to FOX 8 regarding the incident:

Theodore Roosevelt High School went into lockdown around 12:00 noon for about 10 minutes today.  High school administration was alerted of the situation. The Kent Police department was called. An unloaded pellet gun was confiscated with no injuries reported. The lockdown was lifted and classes resumed. Parents have been notified.

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