Officials: Student found with gun at Frederick Douglass HS


FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Wednesday afternoon Frederick Douglass High School administrators say they determined that one of their students had a gun with him at school.

Officials at the school say he did not enter the building through the walk-through metal detectors Wednesday morning.

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According to a letter sent to parents he checked in after the day had started and came through the front entrance, where he was wanded using a handheld metal detector, and his backpack was checked.

The school is working with the contracted security ambassadors to revisit search procedures, according to school officials.

They say the student has been charged with possession of a weapon on school property and possession of a stolen handgun.

According to school district officials he faces serious administrative consequences and may also face legal consequences through the juvenile court system,