Man charged after carrying BB gun near elementary school

Man charged after carrying BB gun near elementary school

KENT, OH (WOIO) - A young man is facing charges after police caught him with a weapon near a school.

were called to

around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, after a report of a person with a gun on the playground.

The school placed the building on lockdown to ensure student safety.

Nathaniel Heeter, 18, of Kent, was soon found by police with a BB gun on East School Street near Water Street.

Heeter was arrested and charged with inducing panic, illegal conveyance or possession of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordinance or of object indistinguishable from firearm in a school safety zone.

He was released after the charges were filed.

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