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Published: Friday, 1/17/2014


Teen in Scott standoff sentenced to counseling


A teen accused of taking a pellet gun and a knife into Scott High School and causing a 90-minute standoff with Toledo police was sentenced Thursday in Lucas County Juvenile Court.

Louis Stroude, Jr., 14, of Toledo was ordered to perform 30 hours of community service and to attend private counseling sessions, said Lori Olender, assistant county prosecutor.

The Stroude youth will not go back to Scott and will likely be home-schooled, Ms. Olender said. If the teen does not comply with the sentence, he could have to serve six months in the Department of Youth Services.

On Dec. 18, the teen pleaded guilty and was found delinquent — the equivalent of an adult being found guilty — of illegal conveyance of a deadly weapon for having a knife in his bookbag, possession of an object indistinguishable from a gun, and inducing panic.

Toledo police were called to the central-city high school on Dec. 2 for a report of a student with a gun. After more than an hourlong standoff with the teen, the boy was taken into custody and officers found the gun was not real, though it looked real, police said.

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