Gun Brought To Madison County School

Concern today at a central Kentucky high school, as news is released of a student with a gun.

Officials say a 16-year-old Madison Southern High School student had the gun on the bus and at school all day, and school leaders didn't even know about it until two days later.

Yesterday, parents received a letter from the Madison Southern principal, stating that a student had brought a gun to school on Monday.

School officials say the student's mother discovered the gun, and then turned over the weapon to the Madison County Sheriff's Department.

It's still not clear if the gun was loaded at the time.

That student could now face a felony charge, as well as expulsion.

Madison County Sheriff's Department is involved in the on-going investigation.


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  • by j Location: ky on Nov 4, 2007 at 07:58 AM
    GET A GRIP CHILDREN ARE RAISED BY THE PARENT NOT THE SCHOOL, OR THE COP,ARE THE CHILDREN SEEING AND HEARING THIS SORTA STUFF AT HOME.PARENTS CORRECT YOUR KIDS, WHEN I WENT TO SCHOOL IT WAS 7 YEARS OLD STARTING NOT 3 OR 4 YEARS OLD PARENTS RAISE YOUR KIDS,DON'T RELY ON THE SCHOOL TO BABYSIT THEM.
  • by johnny Location: evarts on Nov 3, 2007 at 02:01 PM
    if other kids on the bus seen the gun why did they not tell someone about it this could have turned out bad
  • by tiffany Location: mckee ky on Nov 2, 2007 at 11:48 AM
    i think they should put up something that will tell someone if something like this happens what would of happened if someone got shot and the bad thing is that noone knew until the next day my step sisster gose there and if she would have got shot and it killed her i would go crazy shes my best friend
  • by Aggie Location: Kentucky on Nov 2, 2007 at 11:20 AM
    Parents know what your kids are doing-Take an interest in their activities. Don't wait until your "surprised" by an occurance like this one...or worse..The TV and the internet are too much of a "babysitting" tool now. Kids see so much on TV and the web, a lot of it bad. Parents need to get back in touch with their kids and KNOW what is going on in their lives. Take responsibility for your kids. I remember my parents played an active part in my live all the way through school.They knew what I was doing and who I was with all the time. And I remember at school (25 years ago) our biggest worry was if the "pot-head" would move away from our locker so we wouldn't be late for class. Or if we would have enough gas to "cruise". Never did I or my friends even think about guns or weapons at or after school. I know times have changed a lot and it is a scary thing.
  • by Regina Location: Berea on Nov 2, 2007 at 09:28 AM
    If the student had the gun on the bus with students from Foley Middle School, why did they not also receive a letter to take home to parents? The schools are connected together but someone seemed to think that it concerned only the high school kids. I have a granddaughter that rides one of the high school - middle school buses. We had the right to know about it too!
  • by Class of 06 Location: Centrel KY on Nov 2, 2007 at 07:41 AM
    I really hate to tell you parents this, but this is an every day occurence in High Schools across the State. Weapons of all kinds are in school everyday. Along with drugs,alcohol,porn and you know where it comes from mainly? You the parents, that's who. Persciption drugs are more plentiful than pot if the truth be known. I am at UK now and the same thing is going on only on a grander scale. Sorry to bust your bubble but you need to face the reality of the real world.
  • by mel Location: lex on Nov 2, 2007 at 07:29 AM
    Where did this kid get a gun? My bet is that it's one that was kept by his/her parents in their home to "protect" themselves from intruders. Another example of privately owned guns getting in the wrong hands and potentially causing more harm than they ever do good.
  • by Tracy Location: Berea on Nov 1, 2007 at 08:11 PM
    To anonymous: getting the story straight about whether or not the gun was loaded is not the point-its the fact that a child brought a gun to school--and what is going to be done. My children go to this school.
  • by Travis a.k.a. Hansen Smith Location: berea on Nov 1, 2007 at 06:25 PM
    I go to Madison Southern, I wanna know who brought that thing real bad, could've been any of the weird kids
  • by anonymous Location: Berea on Nov 1, 2007 at 06:06 PM
    To anonymous, you make it sound like since the gun wasn't loaded it was ok to have it. What difference does it make? The point is there was a weapon brought to school, loaded or not it is a very scary thought.
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