Noe Middle student arrested after bringing two guns to school
An eighth grader at Noe Middle School was arrested Tuesday after allegedly bringing two guns to school.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Noe Middle School student was arrested Tuesday after allegedly bringing guns to school.
Allison Martin, a spokeswoman with Jefferson County Public Schools, confirmed the incident happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
"A security guard approached a student at Noe Middle School after the guard felt the student was acting abnormal," Martin said. "The student provided information to the security guard that he had two guns in his backpack, which was stored in his locker. The student never removed the weapons during school and other students were never in any danger."
One gun was loaded. The other was not, according to Martin. The student also had ammunition, Martin said.
Martin says law enforcement personnel were called to the school and the eighth grader was arrested and is being disciplined according to JCPS policies and procedures.
And while the student is typically a bus rider, Martin said the student did not ride a school bus to Noe on Tuesday morning.
According to arrest reports WDRB obtained under the Open Records Request Act, one of the guns was a .40 caliber reported stolen from a residence on Sandidge Drive. The other was a .380 caliber.
Forest Marcum is one of the parents who was notified about the arrest and the discovery of the guns.
"Concerned obviously that somebody was at school with that," said Marcum.
While Marcum says he was concerned a student allegedly had two guns -- he had faith officials would take care of the situation.
"They do a good job of you know handling everything that goes on in the school here," added Marcum
According to the new JCPS Code of Conduct, the student faces a minimum of a short-term (one to three day suspension) to a long term suspension (6-10 day suspension) and placement at one of the district's alternative schools.
Martin said an automated message was sent to parents Wednesday morning and a letter was sent home with students later in the day.
This is the third incident involving a weapon being found on JCPS property this week.
According to data kept by JCPS, 95 weapons -- including firearms, BB guns, knives and other weapons -- were found in JCPS schools last year, resulting in nine arrests.
That is up from the 64 incidents involving weapons during the 2014-15 school year and 67 incidents involving weapons in 2013-14.
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