Student's Belt Sends School Into Lockdown

A student's belt put an entire school on lockdown.

The Owningsville Police Department says school officials were doing routine locker checks at Bath County High when they discovered an ammunition belt in a student's locker.

At that point the school was put on lockdown.

The chief says he came out and inspected the belt. It was actual ammunition, but the bullets had already been used.

After interviewing the female student who used the locker, police discovered she had ordered it off the internet to use for an actual belt.

The girl had the belt in her locker because a friend who had borrowed it returned it to her at school. No charges were filed.


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  • by suzzy Location: lexington on Dec 20, 2007 at 01:24 PM
    This message is for Robby in Georgetown. Metal detectors are good but interview some students from Lexington school system they can get weapons in the schools where there is metal detectors tell me how they can do that I will never know. But a child that goes to a Lexington High School said there is all kinds of weapons in the school and they get by the detectors. Scary stuff!!!!
  • by SGT Howard Location: KY on Dec 20, 2007 at 09:46 AM
    To BIll and Diana: and when there is another school shooting you both will be the first ones to pop your mouth off and say why did they not do anything, why did they not protect the kids, its better to err on the safe side when choosing and i comend them for their actions, maybe you have not lost a child to something like this before or you would not have ever replied like this. why is everyone so fast to place the blame on the school for overreacting, at least they took action and thats the bottom line.
  • by John Location: Christmasland on Dec 20, 2007 at 08:32 AM
    Bad Raising? It is a PISTOL BELT WITH EMPTY SHELLS...... How is this bad raising, i'm so sick of people bashing the schools, kids aren't stupid they are immature like some of us.
  • by Diana on Dec 20, 2007 at 06:41 AM
    The problem is bad raising. Parents are lazy. They are more interested in themselves than their children.
  • by Bill on Dec 20, 2007 at 06:05 AM
    WOW another school day shot to hell by stupidity.I bet when the cops got there the school was full of guns? Get your kids out of Ky Schools now,the teachers and admin. are not smart enough to educate any one.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2007 at 08:52 PM
    I WANT TO SAY THAT THEY ARE DOING A GREAT JOB!!!! I WAS IN 12TH GRADE AT A SCHOOL IN KY WHEN A BOY WHO EVERYONE MADE FUN OF SHOT AND KILLED A JANITOR AND A TEACHER. I HAD TO STEP OVER A DEAD BODY BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE THIS. WE NEED TO KEEP KIDS SAFE AND WE NEED TO LEARN TO IDENTIFY THESE PEOPLE WHO NEEDS HELP. MY LIFE HAS NEVER BEEN THE SAME SINCE THAT DAY!!!!!! WE NEED TO KEEP UP WHAT WE ARE DOING!!!!!
  • by Robby Dawsom Location: Georgetown on Dec 19, 2007 at 03:21 PM
    I have a solution for "ALL" schools that will solve the ignorance of our youth. The solution is to place metal detectors and security officers in "ALL" schools and limit access into the school to one area each day. This way ALL students and staff have to pass through security before entering. Then make all exit doors exit only. If they leave, they'll have to come back through security again. This would be costly but would alleviate all this ignorance that we see today from troubled kids.
  • by Mom Location: KY on Dec 19, 2007 at 03:13 PM
    I think it was probably reported to someone at the school as a student saw an ammo belt. That said, they were only doing what they should have done-checking it out for the safety of everyone in the school. As the parent of a child in that school, I am glad they did exactly as they were supposed to do. How were they to know there was nothing to it unless they checked it out? I would much rather they go into lockdown to protect the kids, than not, and then something happen.
  • by HJ Location: Owingsville on Dec 19, 2007 at 01:39 PM
    I am so proud to be from Bath County!!! This gave Nancy Hutchinson and Todd Tout and excuse to be on TV. I liked when people had no idea where Bath County was.
  • by Mary Bromagen Location: Ky on Dec 19, 2007 at 01:03 PM
    This is to Bill in London, you obviously don't have any children in school or you would have been impressed by the actions the school took upon this incident. My daughter goes to that school and I was very impressed on the way the school officals handle things to keep our children safe. This day and time you can never be to careful on reacting to situations like this.
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