Armed police standoff with teen at Ohio school ends peacefully

1:19 PM, Dec 2, 2013   |    comments
  • Police responding to a hostage situation at Scott HS in Toledo, Ohio (WNWO Toledo)
    
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TOLEDO, Ohio -- Police took an armed 14 year-old student into custody at a high school in Toledo, Ohio after a standoff Monday morning.

Police said they had received calls about the incident at 9:30 a.m., and sent officers and negotiators to the school.

Toledo Public School spokesperson Patty Mazur told NBC station WNWO that students were safe inside the building, which was placed on lockdown during the incident. Despite instructions from school officials to stay away, some parents came to the school for their own children.

Toledo Police said in a press conference that the student had never acted out before. Police said negotiations with the student were made in a hallway inside the high school. The teen was taken into custody after police were able to shoot him in the foot with a bean bag.

School officials said they would talk with students about the incident.

"Our responsibility is to take care of students inside," said Toledo Public Schools spokesperson Jim Gault. "We'll talk to the kids tomorrow, we'll have counselors on staff. Our job is to continue to educate children."

Prior to the student's capture, police said they were uncertain as to exactly what weapon the student had, but they did notice the handle of what appeared to be a handgun on the suspect. The student was later discovered to have been holding a pellet gun, according to reports.

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(WNWO Toledo contributed to this report)

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