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Gun scare triggers school lockdown
WCHS sophomore charged with assault
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A Warren County High School sophomore has been charged with assault after he reportedly flashed an airsoft gun at a bus stop prompting a lockdown of six schools around the city.The 10th-grader, whose name has not been released due to his juvenile status, was cited on the misdemeanor count and will face a hearing before Juvenile Judge Bill Locke this week. He will also face disciplinary action through the school system, even though the incident happened off campus.According to McMinnville Police Chief Bryan Denton, the incident happened Friday morning at a school bus stop on Bybee Branch Road. The youth reportedly walked over to talk to friends before the bus arrived even though he was not going to school that day.When the bus arrived, the student did not board with the other students but instead started back to his nearby home.