Two teenagers are charged with crimes after a gun was found Monday at Wilson College, still incarcerated.
A 13-year-old boy is charged in the Butler County Juvenile Court with illegally transporting a deadly weapon on school grounds, and a 14-year-old boy is charged with complicity in unlawful harboring. 39, a deadly weapon on school grounds, according to criminal record for minors.
The boys appeared for the first time on Tuesday morning before a Butler County juvenile court magistrate, who ordered them to remain in juvenile detention until the preliminary hearing before Judge Kathleen Romans on Tuesday, according to Rob Clevenger, administrator of the juvenile court.
The complaint filed by the Hamilton police alleges that the 14-year-old conspired with the 13-year-old to bring the gun to school so that the older teenager could harm a student. another student. The 13-year-old was found in possession of a .22 caliber handgun.
The weapon was found in a student's locker, according to Hamilton School District officials.
The director, Jon Szary, said in a letter to parents: "A student informed a staff member that it was possible for another student to bring a firearm to school. School officials and a school resource officer immediately investigated the incident and a gun was found in a student locker.
"The Hamilton City School District is focused on the safety and security of all aspects of our school environment," said Szary in the letter. "We congratulate the student who has informed Wilson staff of the potential threat and we encourage you to continue to emphasize the importance for students to report anything they perceive as a threat."