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Lorain County JVS placed on lockdown after student found with unloaded gun, assaults officer

A 14-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister face several felony charges.
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OBERLIN, Ohio — A 14-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister both face several felony charges after being arrested during a lockdown at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School (LCJVS) in Oberlin on Friday afternoon.

According to the Lorain County Sheriff's Office, the LCJVS' school resource officer, Deputy David Walker, notified his fellow sheriff's deputies that a 14-year-old male student may be in possession of a handgun inside his backpack. Walker was told about the possibility of the gun being present by the principal of the JVS "Pathways to Success" program.

Walker made contact with the student who was already on a school bus waiting for other students to get released from the LCJVS. The student resisted Walker's efforts to search his backpack. The student's 12-year-old sister then began assaulting Walker and had to be restrained by the principal, who was also assaulted by the girl. 

When both students were detained, Walker found an unloaded .22 caliber firearm in the backpack along with suspected marijuana. The LCJVS was placed on a brief lockdown while the incident was investigated. 

The 14-year-old male student was charged with the following:

  • Inducing Panic, a felony of the third degree
  • Carrying a Concelaed Weapon, a felony of the third degree
  • Assault on a Police Officer, a felony of the fifth degree
  • Possession of marijuana, a minor misdemeanor 

The 12-year-old sister was charged with:

  • Assault on a Police Officer, a felony of the third degree
  • Assault, a felony of the fifth degree, 
  • Resisting arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

Both students were taken to the Lorain County Detention Home pending a hearing with a Juvenile Magistrate.

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