Loaded gun found at Lexington high school

Loaded gun found at Lexington high school
Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 12:17 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Fayette County Public Schools officials say a loaded gun was found at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School on Wednesday morning.

District leaders say the gun was in a backpack.

They found it as a student walked through the metal detectors.

FCPS police arrested that student.

In a letter to parents, Dunbar’s principal said the student is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.

The student could also face additional charges.

This is the second time this year that a loaded gun was discovered at Dunbar after a similar incident unfolded in February. That situation was also quickly handled by security and led to a student’s arrest.