LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Carrithers Middle School student has been suspended after JCPS says that student brought a loaded BB gun to school.

According to Bonnie Hackbarth, a spokeswoman for Jefferson County Public Schools, another student saw the student with the gun on the school bus Monday.

On Tuesday, the witnessing student slipped a note to the bus driver, informing the bus driver that the offending student had the gun.

Hackbarth said the driver then informed the school, and the school searched the student. That search resulted in the discovery of the loaded BB gun.

The student has been suspended and was also cited by police.

"You cannot bring a weapon or a look-alike weapon on JCPS property," Hackbarth said. "It is prohibited -- and the minimum consequence is suspension."

Officials at Carrithers Middle School sent a letter home to parents on Tuesday informing them of the situation. 

The letter read in part:

"This morning, Carrithers received a report that a student had brought a weapon on a school bus yesterday, and that this student might be bringing the weapon to school today. The student was searched this morning, and a BB gun was found and immediately confiscated. The student has been disciplined in accordance with the Jefferson County Public Schools Code of Conduct, which mandates suspension."


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