BREAKING: Student shoots himself at Frederick Douglass High School


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police and emergency responders were called to Frederick Douglass High School Friday morning after a reported shooting.

According to Fayette County Public Schools, a student accidentally shot himself during class.

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The spokesperson for Fayette County Public Schools, Lisa Deffendall, says the student was taken to the hospital to be treated.

Deffendall says the school did not go into lockdown becasue “the threat has been removed.”

Lexington Police say the scene is secure and there is no danger to students and staff.

Some parents were arriving at the school shortly after the incident to pick up their children.

The student is expected to be charged with possession of a weapon on school property and wanton endangerment.

Statement from Lisa Deffendall, Fayette County Public Schools:

“We are writing to make you aware of an incident that happened this morning during our advisory class. We had a student accidentally hurt himself with a firearm. No other students or staff were injured. The student has been taken to the hospital and is receiving medical care at this time. He is also facing charges of possession of a weapon on school property and wanton endangerment. We are not in a lockdown because the threat has been removed. School safety is the number one priority at Douglass and we will continue to take steps to ensure that all students and staff are safe.”