LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teen who brought a gun to school earlier this year for what he said was self-protection has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
Eighteen-year-old Codsh’e Berger of Lorain pleaded guilty in July to carrying concealed weapons and illegal conveyance or possession of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance in a school safety zone.
Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge Chris Cook on Friday sentenced Berger to 12 months on each count, but told Berger he would grant judicial release after 30 days.
The Morning Journal reports that defense attorney Robert Forestall said Berger has no criminal record and had brought the gun to Lorain High School in May for protection.
Cook said the teen could have accomplished that without bringing a gun to school.
Information from: The Morning Journal, http://www.morningjournal.com