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Yough High student charged with weapon possession

| Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, 4:12 p.m.

A juvenile was charged with possession of a weapon at Yough Senior High School on Oct. 18, state police at Greensburg said.

School officials did not release the male student's name or the type of weapon involved.

The district superintendent, Dr. Janet Sardon, referred a request for comment Tuesday to the district's website, which includes a section on its weapons policy.

Students are prohibited from possessing and bringing weapons and replicas of weapons into any district buildings or onto school property.

The policy notes that discipline can include a hearing process followed by punishment, including expulsion, with the superintendent recommending modifications on a case-by-case basis.

“Due to confidentiality, names and consequences will not be shared,” Sardon said.

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