Photo of gun prompts lock down of Marlington High

Photo of gun prompts lock down of Marlington High

On Friday, December 19, the

was dispatched to Marlington High School at 10450 Moulin Ave NE, for a possible student with a gun.

Around 12:21 p.m., the school resource officer received information that a a picture of a gun was sent via text message from a student at the high school to a Marlington Middle School student.

Upon receiving the text, the student notified a teacher who contacted the school administrator.

Marlington High School was immediately locked down and units responded to the location to conduct an investigation.

Deputies soon located the suspect and maintained a safety perimeter around the school.

The Stark County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Canton Police Department who arrived to assist with a dog search for any additional weapons. At 1:43 pm the school was released from its lock down and students resumed their school activities.

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