Ross Co. girl arrested for bringing a gun to school

ROSS CO. OH (WCMH)–The Ross County Sheriff’s Office says a 12-year-old girl was arrested Friday morning after she allegedly brought a firearm to her middle school.

Sheriff George Lavender says his office was dispatched to Huntington Middle School around 8:30 a.m. Friday on reports that a student brought a firearm to school.

Deputies arrived and spoke to school administrators, who reportedly said a 12-year-old girl had brought the firearm. School staff were reportedly able to retrieve the gun, a .380 caliber handgun, without incident. The sheriff’s office said the gun was not loaded, but ammunition was found “in close proximity to it.”

Deputies arrested the 12-year-old girl and took the firearm. The girl was transported to the juvenile detention center and will be charged with possession of a dangerous ordnance on school grounds. The investigation into the incident is ongoing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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