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Police: Student brought loaded gun to Eastmoor Academy, placed it in another student’s backpack

Police say a student brought a loaded gun to school and placed it in another student’s backpack at Eastmoor Academy High School Friday morning.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police say a student brought a loaded gun to school and placed it in another student’s backpack at Eastmoor Academy High School Friday morning.

According to Columbus police, at around 10:30 a.m., a 16-year-old student told the vice principal and the school’s resource officer that another student placed a gun inside his backpack.

The vice principal and resource officer recovered the backpack and found a loaded gun inside.

Police say the other student, 17, confessed to bringing the gun to school and placing it in the backpack. The 17-year-old student was charged with conveying the firearm onto school property and carrying a concealed weapon.