Gun found at a school playground in Ashland

Courtesy: MGN Online

ASHLAND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Ashland Police Department wants to know how a gun ended up on a school playground.

Police say they were called around 11:30 a.m. Monday after Poage School staff found a gun buried in the playground surface.

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According to police, no students came into direct contact with the gun.

Police say they searched the area to make sure there were no other dangerous items on the playground. They also say they are trying to determine if the gun is tied to a recent shooting they are investigating.

Anyone who has information is asked to call the Ashland Police Department at (606) 385-3273, or email at