Created on Thursday, 16 January 2014 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A 14-year-old Ohio student who pleaded guilty to triggering a lockdown and police standoff at a high school has been sentenced to community service.
Authorities in Toledo say the boy set off the lockdown in early December when he flashed a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm after he was sent to a room for disruptive students.
The boy pleaded guilty last month to inducing panic and two other charges.
The teen was sentenced to do 30 hours of community service and attend counseling.
A prosecutor tells The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/1dhzKaN ) that the boy will not return to the high school and that he likely will be home-schooled.
Toledo's Scott High School was on lockdown for more than an hour during the standoff.