Gun that student took to Lexington high school was loaded

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Lexington high school principal says a gun that a student took to the school was loaded, not unloaded as initially reported.

The Lexington Herald-Leader ( reports that in an apologetic email to families, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Principal Betsy Rains said that in an effort to get information out quickly, school officials made a mistake.

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Rains says officials learned that a clip with ammunition was in the gun when the weapon was found last Wednesday.

The student was taken into custody and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.

Rains said one student saw the gun in a backpack and told a teacher. The teacher immediately took possession of the backpack and called administrators.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,


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