LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Parents of students at Crawford Middle School got notices from officials that students brought two guns to school.
According to the letter, the administration got information from other students about firearms on campus. When school law enforcement checked, they found two unloaded guns. The school says the weapons were an antique revolver and an unloaded handgun; they also recovered ammunition.
Law enforcement charged two students with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.
“It’s not a normal occurrence at our school, but in our society, these things are happening, and we have to be prepared and have structures in place, so we know what to do,” said Principal Mike Jones.
Jones says those structures and relationships with students paid off because it was students who notified them about the guns.
“My job as the principal is to keep everybody in this building safe. And that’s my top priority.”
In an unrelated investigation, school officials say that a student had an unloaded BB gun at school. Jones says the school will discipline that student.