Student charged for allegedly bringing fake gun to charter school

3:48 p.m Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 Community News

A student has been charged for allegedly bringing a fake handgun to school Friday at a Middletown charter school, according to Middletown police.

A driver reported to police that a boy pointed a gun at her vehicle about 8 a.m. Friday on Central Avenue and the witness also reported seeing a school bus pass by, according to Lt. David Birk.

Based on the bus number and students who ride that bus, charter school Summit Academy on Marshall Road and Middletown Middle School on Girard Avenue were placed on lock down, Birk said..

Officers located the suspect at Summit Academy with an Airsoft gun in his back pack, Birk said. The 13-year-old boy was charged with misdemeanor inducing panic and conveyance of a weapon into a school safety zone.

The lock down at Middletown Middle School lasted a brief time because officers determined quickly it was not a district student, said Destini Burns, district spokeswoman.