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Kentucky police investigating gun found at school playground

Ashland Police say no students came in direct contact with a gun that was found on the playground at Poage Elementary Tuesday. (Source: WSAZ)
Ashland Police say no students came in direct contact with a gun that was found on the playground at Poage Elementary Tuesday. (Source: WSAZ)(WKYT)
Published: Nov. 20, 2019 at 10:31 AM EST
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Police in Kentucky are investigating how a gun ended up on an elementary school playground buried underneath mulch.

reports the firearm was found by an Ashland, Kentucky, kindergarten student Tuesday morning. The child didn’t touch the gun. Ashland Independent Schools Superintendent Sean Howard said nobody was injured or in danger.

Howard said the student reported the weapon to teachers, who notified school leadership and police. Ashland Police said on Facebook that the students were immediately evacuated from the area. They’re still investigating who may have placed the gun on the school grounds.

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