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Student arrested for allegedly bringing pellet gun near Mansfield school

A middle school student is in police custody for allegedly carrying a pellet gun near Mansfield school grounds Tuesday.
Mansfield Senior High School. (Photo/Mansfield News Journal/Jason J. Molyet)

MANSFIELD, Ohio -- A middle school student is in police custody for allegedly carrying a pellet gun near Mansfield school grounds Tuesday.

A classmate told staff that a student had a firearm outside the middle and high schools, according to Mansfield Police.

Police ultimately determined the 14-year-old student was carrying a pellet gun.

The schools operated a “soft lockdown” while officers arrested the student.

The district is back to normal operations.

Police are working with the prosecutor to determine charges.