3rd Gun Confiscated From Tates Creek HS Student in 2 Weeks

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – For the third time in two weeks, a loaded gun has been confiscated from a student at Tates Creek High School.

The school’s principal, Sam Meaux, sent a letter to parents Monday morning saying that the Lexington Police Department picked up a truant student and brought him to the school.

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The principal says the student was searched upon arrival, and that school law enforcement found the gun.

The student has been charged with possession of a weapon on school property, and will face administrative consequences.

On November 2nd, a student was caught with a loaded gun in the school, and on the 9th another truant student was brought to the school and found with an unloaded gun.

The principal says none of the students found with guns had any intent of using them at the school.

Principal Meaux is calling for a family and community meeting on Wednesday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the incidents.

ABC 36 has reached out to Meaux for additional comments, and will update this story as new details emerge.