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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

18-year old with Airsoft gun at elementary school causes school lockdown

West Main Elementary School in Ravena, Ohio, went into lockdown when an 18-year old young man was seen with a handgun.  Police arrived and found that the young man had a realistic Airsoft pellet gun tucked into his pants.  No excuse was given for why he had the gun with him, or why he had it on the grounds of the elementary school.

From the article:
The Ravenna Police Department took the man into custody within three minutes, Honkala said. Police discovered he was carrying a pellet gun.
Vincent A. Keen, 18, of Ravenna, was arrested and charged with inducing panic, illegal conveyance and trespassing, all misdemeanors, according to Ravenna police. A black-and-silver airsoft pellet gun, resembling a handgun, allegedly was found tucked into the waistband of Keen’s shorts.
Honkala praised police for the quick response. He said the first officer on scene immediately took control of the situation.
“We appreciate the responsiveness and the communication of the police,” Honkala said.
By the time the man was spotted and 911 was called, some of the students already had left for the day. Honkala said the school dismisses students who ride with their parents first, then students who walk to school. Last to leave are students who ride the bus.
Honkala said those students were lining up outside when the man was spotted. Teachers and administrators got the students back into the building and into lockdown.

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