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TPS student to remain at Juvenile Justice Center after bringing loaded gun to school

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TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) -

A student who had a loaded gun at Waite High School was in court Friday morning. 

The 15-year-old allegedly brought a 9mm gun into the building and showed it to another student Thursday morning. The student then told School Resource Officer Matt Kozlaker about the gun.

The teen with the gun was taken out of the auditorium where 200 other students were located for an assembly to avoid panic.

After the suspect was in a secure area, Kozlaker and Green attempted a pat-down on the suspect.

Kozlaker said at that point, the student ran back to the auditorium and was reaching in the front of his waistband. The weapon fell to the ground and both Green and Kozlaker were able to subdue the suspect. The gun was found loaded with nine rounds.

The student was taken into custody without struggle.

Lucas County Juvenile Prosecutor says the teen has an extensive juvenile record and was ordered held at the Juvenile Justice Center. He will be back for a hearing May 19.

Toledo Public School officials say extra school resource officers were on hand at Waite High School Friday, but everything else is business as usual. 

The school has begun the disciplinary action process for the student to be expelled. 

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