CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) — A 17-year-old male was arrested for bringing a gun to a Centerville High School football game.
During a football game between Centerville High School and Springfield High School on Friday, Nov. 3, a spectator noticed another individual concealing a gun in his pocket. The incident occurred in the Elks Football Stadium behind the high school.
According to Centerville police, the spectator alerted officers on security detail to the situation. Officers were able to locate the individual and apprehend him.
The individual was a 17-year-old from Springfield. He was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, having a weapon on school property, resisting arrest and failing to disclose personal information during the investigation.
Centerville schools notified families of the incident through an email on Saturday.
An individual sitting in the Springfield stands noticed the handle of a gun in another individual’s pocket. That person notified a Centerville Police officer who was on duty at the game. School administrators were informed, and additional police officers were called to the stadium. Centerville and Springfield administrators coordinated with the Centerville Police, and the subject was arrested and removed from the stadium.
The safety of our students, staff and visitors is our top priority. The district has protocols in place and works closely with the Centerville Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to handle any situations that occur. This is a good reminder to be aware of your surroundings and report anything unusual immediately so it can be investigated by the proper authorities.
We know hearing about situations like this can be concerning. Our administrative team regularly meets with our law enforcement partners to review protocols and continue to evolve our safety procedures. In addition, Centerville High School will provide counseling and support services on Monday for any students who need them.Superintendent Jon Wesney, Centerville City Schools