Suspect assaulted student with gun on Bedford school grounds: Police

BEDFORD, Ohio (WJW) – A student was hit over the head with gun at Bedford High School, causing the district to cancel all after school activities on Monday.

Bedford City Schools and Bedford police confirmed to Fox 8 that the incident happened around 2:40 p.m., just as extracurriculars would be getting underway.

The high school’s principal, Ms. Khalisha Lewis, sent out an alert to parents informing them of the situation.

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She said an unknown adult brought a weapon on school grounds near the stadium and that police and school security were quickly informed. The adult suspect fled in a dark SUV and all activities were cancelled.

Bedford police began investigating and identified the suspect who has not yet been charged, but according to their report, the suspect struck a juvenile student over the back of his head with a firearm, causing a laceration.

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The victim’s mother arrived at the scene and the student refused transport for treatment.

Police say the suspect will be charged with felonious assault and illegal conveyance of a deadly weapon on school grounds.

The relationship between the victim and suspect is unknown at this time or what motivated the attack.

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