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Student brought airsoft gun to school, Middletown police say

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Posted at 2:32 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 14:35:20-04

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Middletown police found a 13-year-old Summit Academy student brought an airsoft pellet gun to school Friday.

The school was locked down for a short time after police received a report of a juvenile pointing a possible weapon at a car that drove by, police said in a news release.

The student was charged in Butler County Juvenile Court with illegal conveyance of weapons, drugs or other prohibited items onto grounds of detention facility or institution, a fifth-degree felony, and inducing panic, a misdemeanor.

The student was released to a parent. Police said the school will also be handling its own internal investigation.