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.