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Middletown Elementary student suspended for violating JCPS weapon policy

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Middletown Elementary School (WDRB News photo) Middletown Elementary School (WDRB News photo)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Middletown Elementary student was suspended Tuesday for violating the school district's weapon policy.

Parents called the WDRB newsroom Wednesday night to report the incident and ask why a letter was not sent home.

Bonnie Hackbarth, a spokeswoman for Jefferson County Public Schools, confirmed an incident at the school, but said "there was no immediate danger to anyone."

JCPS policy prohibits the possession of weapons, dangerous instruments or any toy or model weapon that looks like an authentic weapon on school property.

The student has been disciplined with accordance to the code of conduct, which states that if a student brings a weapon, dangerous instrument or lookalike weapon to school, they will receive a minimum of a 6-10 day suspension.

Hackbarth would not say what type of object was brought to Middletown Elementary, but said the principal decided not to send a letter home to parents that day because he felt there was not a danger to anyone.

"In the judgment of the principal, he felt there was no need to unduly alarm anyone," she said.

However, Hackbarth said a letter will be sent home on Thursday to parents to make them aware of the incident.


Reporter Antoinette Konz covers K-12 education for WDRB News. She can be reached at 502-585-0838 or @tkonz on Twitter.

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