WESTERVILLE, Ohio (WTVN)--Police have filed additional charges against a teenager for causing panic at Westerville South High School last week.
Officers were tipped off anonymously that 17-year-old Demarius Braxton was going to bring a gun to school on Friday. When Braxton was confronted by a school resource officer, Braxton tried to flee. He was later apprehended, but investigators did not find a weapon on him at the time.
Braxton was originally charged with misdemeanor Inducing Panic and Tampering With Evidence. Officers have now recovered a firearm, and are adding felony charges in the case, including Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Illegal Conveyance/Possession of a Deadly Weapon in a School Safety Zone, and Receiving Stolen Property.
Braxton remains in the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center. Westerville City Schools notified staff, parents, and guardians of the update on Monday, and the investigation continues.