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BB gun caused brief lockdown at Oak Hills High, student arrested

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Posted at 9:27 AM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 11:34:17-05

GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Oak Hills High School, the largest public high school in Ohio, went on lockdown Thursday morning before classes started.

According to Oak Hills Director of Public Relations and Communications Krista Ramsey, a student brought a BB gun to the school's campus and showed it to some other students. These students told school staff, and the school's security staff found the student with the BB gun almost immediately.

The school was placed on lockdown and Green Township police were called to the scene just in case. Once officers arrived on scene, the student was removed from the school and the lockdown was lifted.

However, officials said there was no threat made during this incident.

"We are pleased with the actions of our students, security officers, staff and local law enforcement units," Principal Travis Hunt wrote in a statement. "We have returned to a normal day of classes, and will continue to work with local police to address this issue."

Police and school administrators are still investigating the incident.

In a news release, Green Township police announced the student had been arrested and charged with a felony count of inducing panic.