New Philadelphia 12-year-old serving jail time for bringing gun to school

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A 12-year-old boy from New Philadelphia will spend the next year on probation after he took a gun inside Welty Middle School.

The incident happened back in February. Officials said the boy brought the gun to school after he traded a pair of shoes for the weapon.

The juvenile will begin serving his year-long probationary period after he finishes a 90-day juvenile jail term. He’ll also be electronically monitored.

The 12-year-old pleaded guilty to juvenile inducing panic and other charges and was sentenced on Tuesday.

He’s also been ordered to meet the requirements of Tuscarawas County Job and Family Services when it comes to counseling and education.