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Ex-Lorain student sentenced for bringing gun to school

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    Codsh'e Berger

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LORAIN — A former Lorain Schools student was sentenced Friday after bringing a gun to the school earlier this year.

Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge Chris Cook on Friday sentenced Codsh’e Berger, 18, to 12 months on each count, but told Berger he would grant judicial release after 30 days, according to the Associated Press.

Berger 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.

Police arrested Berger in May when he brought a loaded gun to Lorain High School. Officers charged him with carrying a concealed weapon and illegal conveyance of a deadly weapon following the incident, according to a Lorain police report.

Berger told officers he brought the handgun, with three bullets loaded into the magazine, to school for self-protection because of recent shootings on the west and south sides of the city, but did not fear for his life in school.

The report said Berger told officers about students in the building who were believed to be gang members. Officers searched two of those students and found knives in their possession, but Berger was “cooperative and respectful” to the school staff and officers throughout the investigation.



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