Two college students, each 16, have been arrested Tuesday after Maplewood Profession Heart workers obtained reviews that the boys — one from Brimfield and one from Springfield — have been seen with a handgun earlier within the day, in line with Ravenna police.
“No one obtained harm and there was no menace to every other child,” Police Capt. Jake Smallfield stated Wednesday morning. “To this point the investigation is main us that [the Springfield boy] was transporting the gun from one home the place he lives to a different home and simply figured that one of the best ways to do this is take the gun to highschool with him as he was going to the opposite home on his manner house.”
Smallfield stated it’s believed that the opposite home is one the boy additionally lives at.
Police stated that by the point workers turned conscious of the incident, college students had left the college for the day. Ravenna police detectives reviewed college video. The investigation then took them to plenty of communities, together with Suffield, Hartville, Brimfield, Mogadore, Akron, and Springfield.
Smallfield stated detectives interviewed college students who had seen the gun, in addition to the 2 boys, at their houses. A few different college students reported seeing the teenager hand the gun to the Brimfield teen in the course of the college day.
“They needed to be sure that anybody who noticed the gun was interviewed earlier than they made the arrest,” he stated of police.
Smallfield stated the boys have been arrested at their houses whereas their mother and father have been current Tuesday evening and brought to the Portage-Geauga Juvenile Detention Heart. Police stated the boys have been initially charged with inducing panic and carrying a hid weapon, each misdemeanors. However after consulting with a prosecutor, fees of unlawful conveyance or possession of lethal weapon or harmful ordinance and unlawful possession of object indistinguishable from firearm in a faculty security zone, each fifth-degree felonies, have been added on Wednesday.
The gun was recovered within the Springfield boy’s bed room, stated Smallfield.
“I imagine it was owned by his mother and father,” stated Smallfield, including that they’re presently not going through fees.
Police stated the matter stays underneath investigation and anybody with info is requested to name the Ravenna Police Division’s Investigation Division at 330-296-6486.
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