Two Ottawa High School students were arrested Monday in connection with a handgun found inside a classroom, according to police.
Police were called to the school shortly after 11 a.m. because a school resource officer was notified that a student had been seen with a handgun, according to a statement from the Ottawa Police Department.
Officers secured the school and learned the student allegedly seen with a gun was on a field trip. During a search of the school, officers found, in an empty classroom, a backpack with a handgun inside.
Police arrested two students, ages 15 and 16, in connection with possible firearms charges. Both students were off school grounds when police took them into custody.
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Both students were being held Monday at the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center. No charges against them had been announced as of Monday night.