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Published: Monday, 3/25/2013

Raymer student with gun to be held in juvenile center until April trial


The 15-year-old Raymer Elementary School student accused of taking a loaded weapon to school has been ordered held at Lucas County juvenile detention center pending his trial April 9, authorities said.

The order came today during a detention hearing in juvenile court. The eighth grader was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, underage purchase of a firearm, possession of a defaced weapon, conveyance of a deadly weapon in a school zone, and violating the safe school ordinance, according to the county's prosecutor's office.

School officials were helping another student look for a jacket at 2:20 p.m. Friday — about an hour before dismissal — when the assistant principal felt the weapon in the pocket of a sweatshirt. Officials contacted school resource officers, who took the .380-caliber handgun, police said. The boy told officials he had purchased the gun on the street. 

This is the second time in little more than a month that a Raymer student has been accused of having a weapon on or near campus.

In the first incident, on Feb. 15, a 9-year-old third-grade student was seen showing a BB gun to a classmate while walking to school. The BB gun was never taken onto school property, police have said.

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