Police wrap up investigation into Warren Harding student pictured with gun

The investigation began after the photo circulated on social media, causing alarm from those who believed the weapon was real

Warren G. Harding gun photo

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – An investigation into a photo showing a Warren G. Harding High School student with a gun, purportedly on school property, concluded that the gun was fake.

Police said the replica weapon was a BB gun, and the photo was taken inside one of the bathrooms at the high school.

The investigation began after the photo circulated on social media, causing alarm from those who believed the weapon was real. School leaders contacted the school resource officer to investigate, and the student wasn’t allowed to come to school that day during the investigation.

Superintendent Steve Chiaro has said that the safety of students was never in jeopardy and their protocol for handling situations like this worked to ensure there wouldn’t be any problems at the school.

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