UPDATE: Two Iroquois High students arrested after bringing loaded gun to school
Two Iroquois High School students were arrested after allegedly bringing a loaded 9 mm handgun to the school on Wednesday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two Iroquois High School students were arrested after allegedly bringing a loaded 9 mm handgun to the school on Wednesday.
The incident was reported at 9:30 a.m., according to Metrosafe.
"We were notified by a student that another student at Iroquois may be in possession of a handgun," said Allison Martin, a spokeswoman for Jefferson County Public Schools. "Upon searching, we found a handgun in a student's backpack."
She said two students were arrested -- one who brought the gun in his car and one who brought it into the school. Both students were male juveniles. She added that an alert was sent to parents and more details will be provided in a letter home with students today.
Martin said LMPD was notified and "responded swiftly."
According to the new JCPS Code of Conduct, the students face 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.
This is the fourth incident involving a weapon being found on JCPS property in the past week.
On Aug. 29, two Meyzeek Middle School students were disciplined after bringing BB guns to school. On Aug. 30, a handgun was found on the playground at Norton Elementary School. The same day, a Noe Middle School student was arrested after bringing two loaded guns to school.
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.
Below is a copy of a letter that went home to Iroquois High School parents this afternoon:
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