Two juveniles cause lockdown of Marshfield schools
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Two juveniles are in custody following a lockdown of the Marshfield Public School District and Columbus Catholic Schools.
On March 1, at 12:25 pm, Marshfield Police Department learned of a 14-year-old juvenile who may have been in possession of a handgun. The mother of the juvenile witnessed her son placing the handgun in a backpack while “Facetiming” with him, while the juvenile was at an unknown location with a 16-year-old friend.
That information was immediately shared with Wood County Dispatch and the decision was made by officers to place Marshfield Public School District and Columbus Catholic Schools under lockdown while, officers searched for the subjects.
At approximately 3 p.m., the two juveniles were apprehended on school grounds, hiding in a vehicle in the school parking lot. Located with them was a“BB” handgun replicating an actual firearm.
Both subjects were safely taken into custody and transported to the police department. School was dismissed and there is no threat to the community. The police department continues to investigate the circumstances leading up to this incident.