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Officials investigating several incidents at JCPS schools this week

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A 17-year-old student at Fern Creek High School was arrested after punching a kicking a sheriff's deputy on Dec. 3, 2015. A 17-year-old student at Fern Creek High School was arrested after punching a kicking a sheriff's deputy on Dec. 3, 2015.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Officials are on alert after several incidents at JCPS schools this week.

Numerous incidents have been investigated this week at area schools, including one Thursday at Fern Creek High School. That's where a 17-year-old was arrested after a scuffle with a Jefferson County's Sheriff's Deputy Thursday afternoon. The sheriff's department says an officer used his taser on the student after the student punched him in the face and kicked him in the groin. 

At Rutherford Elementary, a student brought a toy gun to school Wednesday. JCPS officials say the student was disciplined, but have not said if the student was suspended. 

That student is now charged with assault on an officer and terroristic threatening. 

[VIEW LETTER SENT TO PARENTS]

At Middletown Elementary a student was suspended after bringing a weapon to school on Tuesday. JCPS hasn't said what kind of weapon the student brought, but officials sent a letter home to parents on Thursday.

[VIEW LETTER SENT TO PARENTS]

At Westport Middle School, a student is facing disciplinary action for bringing a weapon to school on Tuesday. JCPS spokeswoman Bonnie Hackbarth says the student brought the weapon to school showed it to another student.

"That student immediately reported it to school officials," Hackbarth said. "The student who brought the weapon has been disciplined in accordance with the code of conduct."

[VIEW LETTER SENT TO PARENTS]

And at Highland Middle parents got a letter saying a "vague" threat to the school is not credible, but the principal did call for a slightly elevated level of security for classes on Friday. 

[VIEW LETTER SENT TO PARENTS]

And police say a student at PRP High School was arrested Thursday after he allegedly grabbed and pushed his teacher because she didn't give him back his cell phone fast enough to suit him. 

On Thursday, police arrested a South Oldham High School student for bringing a handgun to school on Monday or Tuesday. He is 14 years old, and wasn't at school Thursday, but his arrest prompted a K-9 search and delayed the school's dismissal.

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