Chase Harris. Photo courtesy Clark County Sheriff’s Office

Teen charged after gun brought to New Carlisle school grounds

Chase Harris, 19, of Springfield, was charged with inducing panic, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, carrying concealed weapons and conveyance of a deadly weapon onto school grounds, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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Around 8 a.m. Wednesday, a resource officer for Tecumseh Local Schools District was notified that a person was possibly heading toward the high school with a gun and drugs.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies were informed and responded to search the school grounds.

Deputies found a vehicle driven by Harris parked between Tecumseh High and Middle schools and discovered a .380 handgun and suspected narcotics inside.

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The high and middle schools were briefly on lockdown for the students’ safety.

Harris was booked into the Clark County Jail without incident.

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