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Elyria City Schools: Student brought gun to Eastern Heights Middle School last Friday

"Elyria Schools has and always will have an absolute zero tolerance policy for weapons in school buildings or on any school property."

ELYRIA, Ohio — Editor's Note: The above video is from a previously published and unrelated story

The Elyria City School District has announced that a student brought a gun to Eastern Heights Middle School on Friday. 

In a post on its Facebook page, Elyria City Schools says the student displayed the gun to other students during the day on Friday. However, the incident was not reported to school staff on Friday or over the weekend. 

The Eastern Heights principal found out about the incident on Monday after receiving a phone call from a concerned parent. The principal and the school resource officer immediately began an investigation.

"Elyria Schools has and always will have an absolute zero tolerance policy for weapons in school buildings or on any school property. When staff receive information about a possible weapon, they act on the situation immediately and contact police to investigate," the district wrote in its post. 

No other information was provided about the investigation by the district. However, they did have a message for students and families when it comes to weapons at school. 

"It’s critical that students, parents and their families, and community members contact the school district and police the moment they receive any information or tip about any presence of a weapon in school environments. We urge parents to have serious conversations with their children about the importance of bringing these matters to the attention of school officials the moment it happens. Students can quietly and anonymously tell school staff of any concern or threat at school," Elyria City Schools added. 

This is a developing story. Stay with 3News for more details as they become available. 

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