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Middle school staff confiscates BB guns, suspends student

By Doug Livingston
Beacon Journal education writer

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Innes Community Learning Center was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after two BB guns were found in a student’s locker.

The guns were toy replicas of handguns, and “from my understanding, they were not very authentic looking,” said Dan Rambler, director of Student Support Services.

Rambler said the student has been suspended and may face additional discipline, which would include expulsion.

He was pleased, though, at how staff were notified of the weapons.

“Students alerted staff,” Rambler said, “which I have been seeing quite a bit. Students are always our best resource in keeping our schools safe.”

An all-call was made to parents in the afternoon and letters were sent home with students.

The lockdown lasted less than 10 minutes as district security staff assisted a resource officer assigned to Innes, a middle school in West Akron.

No outside authorities were called in, Rambler said.

Doug Livingston can be reached at 330-996-3792 or dlivingston@thebeaconjournal.com.


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