Meade County Schools investigating report that student brought weapon to school
The school district says based on what they discovered, they don't believe the student invovled planned to hurt anyone.
BRANDENBURG, Ky. (WDRB) -- Meade County High School officials are investigating whether a student brought weapons to school on Jan. 29.
In a letter sent home to students, parents and the community, Superintendent John D. Millay, Ph.D. says the school received an anonymous phone call on Jan. 30. A student apparently was trying to sell a BB gun.
The district says it conducted a home visit and then called in local law enforcement. It says the weapon, a Crossman CO2 BB/Pellet handgun, was found at the home of the potential buyer. The student also had a hunting knife.
The school says based on what they discovered, they don't believe the student involved planned to hurt anyone. They believe the exchange was about arranging a sale.
Meade County Schools said the matter is being handled by police. Criminal charges are in the process of being filed.
The district also reminds parents in a posting on social media to ask students about reporting weapons or school safety violations to teachers or administrators.
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