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Toledo high school in lockdown after student found with gun
Other headlines: Hearing held for Akron teacher over racist facebook rant; Kent man charged in deadly holiday turnpike crash
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Termination hearing held for Akron teacher over facebook rant
  • Kent man charged in deadly holiday turnpike crash
  • Hydrants fail in fighting Lorain steel plant fire
  • Toledo high school in lockdown after student found with gun
    A Toledo high school was in lockdown this morning after a student came to school with a gun.

    Toledo Police report the 14 year-old suspect is now in custody.

    The Toledo Blade is reporting no one was injured.

    Police negotiators and a SWAT team arrived shortly before 10:00 this morning after receiving reports of an armed student at Scott High School in downtown Toledo.

    WTVG in Toledo reports that school officials believe the weapon was a pellet gun. 

     

    Termination hearing held for Akron teacher over racist Facebook rant
    An Akron school teacher accused of posting a racist rant on Facebook attended a hearing this morning that could lead to his termination.

    The district suspended Firestone High School music teacher David Spondike on October 28 after a post on his Facepage containing racial epithets was forwarded to school officials.

    In a series of YouTube videos Spondike claimed the offensive post was written by the teenage son of a friend visiting his house. 

    Spondike has since reversed his story, saying he wrote the post in a moment of anger.

    The Akron School board will decide the case at their next meeting December 9th.

     

    Kent man charged in deadly holiday turnpike crash
    A northeast Ohio man is appearing in court today on vehicular homicide charges after troopers say he was traveling at more than 125 mph when his car struck a minivan, killing a couple.

    Andrew D. Gans of Kent faces two counts of vehicular homicide with a reckless specification after Thursday night's crash on the Ohio Turnpike, where both vehicles burst into flames.

    The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the victims — Wilbur and Margaret McCoy, both 77, of Toledo — were wearing seatbelts when they were hit and were trapped inside of the minivan.

    Two troopers separately spotted the 24-year-old Gans' car but weren't able to catch or keep up with it before the crash near Fremont, about 40 miles southeast of Toledo.


    Hydrants fail in fighting Lorain steel plant fire
    Two nearby hydrants were out of commission when firefighters arrived at the scene of a weekend steel plant fire in northeast Ohio.

    The Lorain fire department's report on Saturday's fire at Republic Steel says a shuttle was ordered to bring water but wasn't needed.

    Fire officials say flames from an arc furnace reached an oxygen supply line and spread with a blowtorch effect.

    Five people suffered minor injuries.

    Damage was estimated in the millions of dollars.

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