Principal: Henry Clay High School student brought loaded gun to school

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Henry Clay High School principal Paul Little, Jr. says a student brought a loaded gun to school Thursday.

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Little says the student brought the gun from home to school, and officials were able to seize the gun before classes began.

"Acting on a tip this morning we determined that one of our students had brought a loaded gun from home to school," Little said in a letter to parents, "The quick response of our administrative team and Fayette County Public Schools Department of Law Enforcement enabled us to intercept the student and confiscate the weapon before school started."

The student told authorities the weapon was for protection in the neighborhood.

The student was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.

This comes on the same day Fayette County Public Schools is holding its first District Safety Advisory Council public meeting at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. The meetings are designed to learn the best practices in school safety.

Below is a list of the six meetings.

  • March 1: Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (State and National Best Practices)

  • March 8: Tates Creek High School (Juvenile Justice and Crime)

  • March 15: Bryan Station High School (Mental Health)

  • March 20: Lafayette High School (Social Media)

  • March 22: Frederick Douglass High School (Topic: TBA)

  • March 29: Henry Clay High School (Topic: TBA)

All meetings will take place from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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