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POLICE: Trinity High School student charged after bringing gun to school

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Trinity High School student is facing charges after he brought a gun to school, according to a letter from Dr. Robert Mullen, the school's president, and Louisville Metro Police.

The principal states that the pistol was in the student's backpack, and that he told others that he found it near his bus stop. He allegedly said that he brought it to school because "he didn't know what to do with it," but told students he was going to throw it away. He then left campus with the backpack to do community service work at Holy Spirit Catholic Grade School, eventually leaving the backpack with the gun in a vehicle, according to the principal.

The principal's letter states that another student told school officials of the gun's existence, and the backpack, gun and the student were seized and taken to the St. Matthews Police station.

As a result of the alleged incident, police say the 17-year-old has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property. He is charged as a juvenile.

"The student reports that he wasn't seeking to harm anyone," the principal writes in the letter. "He says that he isn't mad at anybody. He says that he isn't being picked on. Unfortunately, the student is facing very serious legal and school problems. My heart is breaking for him and his family right now."

"We have emphasized to our students that the Trinity student who told us about his classmate who had a pistol did the right thing," he added. "We reminded them what we have told them many times: you must tell an adult at home or at school if you learn about something that you know is a danger to others. I applaud the student who came forward today. He did what he has been taught to do."

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