Richards Elementary student in trouble after gun threat

A Richards Elementary School student was arrested Thursday after allegedly telling people he was bringing a gun to school.

Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department says that the incident began after other students overheard the sixth-grader make the claim on the way to school. Upon arrival, those students informed a teacher. School officials then contacted CPD.

Harris says an officer arrived and spoke with the student. No gun was found, but the child was taken into custody and is facing a preliminary charge of Intimidation.

No one was hurt.