High school student held on $100,00 bond after revolver, ammo found at school


    Domonic Keaton, 18, was charged for allegedly bringing a gun to Worthington Kilbourne High School Tuesday Feb. 5, 2019. (Courtesy: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

    A Franklin County judge ordered Worthington Kilbourne High School student Domonic Keaton be held on a $100,000 bond after police said he took a gun to the school twice this week.

    Judge Jodi Thomas said she had "serious concerns" about the allegations Columbus police described during Wednesday morning's arraignment.

    Keaton, 18, has been charged with a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon.

    He remained in custody in the Franklin County Jail.

    Police wrote in court documents Keaton admitted to having the gun and bringing it to school for the last two days.

    Police said a student at Worthington Academy alerted that school’s principal Tuesday about an Instagram video that appeared to be recorded in a school and showed a female Worthington Kilbourne student holding the gun.

    Worthington Academy’s principal notified the principal at Worthington Kilbourne.

    A search of the female student’s belongings and locker by a principal and a school resource officer didn’t find a weapon, police said, but the student told investigators the gun belonged to Keaton.

    Police couldn't provide information on the registered owner of the Taurus Model 605 .375 revolver.

    Worthington Schools told parents in an email to parents yesterday that the district didn't have any evidence of a threat.

    "We are fortunate our students followed the “See Something, Say Something” training and alerted us to this very serious situation," the email said. "The Columbus Police have taken the individual into custody and both criminal and school consequences will be administered for the student and any student who may have also possessed the handgun."

    ABC 6/ FOX 28 will continue to follow this developing story.

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