Highland Elementary Student Points Gun At Fellow Student

  • 8/20/2019 3:16:07 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
  • Local News

MORROW COUNTY, OH - New information has been released in regards to an incident that occurred at Highland Elementary School back in March. 

According to Highland Local Schools Superintendent Dan Freund, an incident occurred back in March in which a student gained access to a loaded handgun before pointing it at another student in one of the school's offices. 

Freund states that the incident occurred before the school day started. At some point in the morning, the district's Transportation Director left to go to the bathroom for an extended period of time, leaving their 9mm gun in a case in the office unattended. 

Two young students then found the gun, which led to one student to aim it at another. Thankfully, no shots were fired, but the incident could easily have led to a tragedy.

The director was suspended three days without pay for the incident. No disciplinary action was taken against the two students. 

The director was reportedly trained in the district's concealed-carry program that is run in conjunction with local law enforcement. 

More Local News

Our top stories from around the area
  • Scam Calls Reported In Richland County
  • Scam Calls Reported In Richland County

    • 10/18/2019 9:26:45 PM
    • Seth Byrd
    • Local News

    The Richland County Sheriff's Office is alerting the public following scam phone calls being reported in the area.

Local News

More stories from around the area
WMFD.com - Mansfield and North Central Ohio News Sports and Weather