TAYLORSVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Two Spencer County High School students are facing serious charges for having a stolen, unloaded handgun at school.
According to the Spencer County Sheriff's Office, a 16-year-old student stole the gun from a family member, brought the weapon aboard the school bus he rides Tuesday morning and gave it to a 15-year-old.
"It doesn't appear as our investigation has lead us that there was going to be school shooting or anything like that but still you don't need a gun on school property," said Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump.
Spencer County High School principal Curt Haun says another student saw the gun in a backpack belonging to one of the suspects and reported the incident to his or her parents.
"According to the father the student, had it in a back pack opened the back pack and student looked at it," said Haun.
Deputies went to the suspects' homes to investigate. The students were arrested at the school in Taylorsville on Wednesday morning. They are charged with possession of a firearm on school property. The 16-year-old also is charged with theft by unlawful taking. The 15-year-old is charged with receiving stolen property.
Investigators said the gun was found on private property in Spencer County where it had been ditched.
"Have a talk with your kids about how these aren't toys and they are not to be messed with," said Haun.
Stump said he was in touch with the Board of Education Tuesday about the situation. Haun told WAVE 3 he didn't know about it till Wednesday morning.
Both suspects are being held in a juvenile detention center in Elizabethtown.
A letter describing the incident was sent home with parents on Wednesday.
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