Eight people were arrested in connection with a meth lab bust near an elementary school Wednesday afternoon.
Lieutenant Brian Simcox with the Akron Police Department says police were called to the Chester Avenue house twice for reports of a fight and on the second call were let into the home.
"We ended up getting a search warrant and removed eight people from the house and found a full active meth lab in the house," Simcox said.
Akron Police removed materials used to make meth and they also removed a child, who attends Smith Elementary School, which is approximately 200 feet from the house.
Simcox credits the residents in the neighborhood for tipping them off to the problems in the area.
"A great deal of thanks goes out to the neighbors and those who live near the home to help us make these arrests."
He says when working with the meth team, keeping children out of homes that contain meth labs is very important to their safety and well-being.
"If you ask anyone on police department on the meth team, our number one goal is to protect the kids," Simcox said
There is currently no information on the current location of the child and those arrested. Police are investigating.