Cleveland student arrested who brought gun, bullets to East Clark School for 'everyone's protection'

CLEVELAND - A student at a Cleveland elementary school was arrested Thursday after police said a gun and six rounds of live ammunition were found on him and inside his bookbag.

According to a Cleveland police report, on Thursday, May 30, officers responded to East Clark School, located at 885 East 146th, in connection with a boy who brought a gun to school.

Upon arrival, officers met a teacher, security officer and the 15-year-old student. The teacher stated she was leaving her classroom and observed the student standing in the hallway with other students surrounding him.

A short time later, the teacher and the kids went to the gym. While in the gym, the teacher stated that the boy appeared to look suspicious and acted differently the he normally does. The teacher then contacted their security officer  to meet her in the gym and advised that officer that she wanted the student searched for everyone's safety.

The officer and student went to the teacher's lounge and performed the search.

Inside the teacher's lounge, the officer asked the student if he had a gun on him and the student replied "yeah." The student put his hands on the wall and the officer patted him down and felt a large, hard object in his front waistband.

The officer asked the student if that was a gun and the student replied "yeah."

The officer removed the weapon from the student's waistband and viewed an unloaded Dan Wesson Arms 357 magnum.

The officer stated that she and the teacher located three rounds of live rounds in the student's front right pocket and three live rounds in the student's bookbag.

The teacher told the officer that the student claimed he brought the gun to school for everyone's protection.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Police was notified and stated that the teacher advised him that the reason she wanted the student checked for a gun is because a student, who she wanted to remain anonymous, came forward and told her that the student was showing the gun around the school.

The student was read his Miranda rights and was conveyed to Cleveland Prison Unit for processing.

The student was conveyed and accepted at the juvenile detention home.

East Clark School houses Pre K-8th grade.

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