LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police arrested a Jefferson County Public Schools student Monday, accusing him of having a gun at school.
Officers said Ayub Hussein, 19, brought a Glock 22 handgun to Iroquois High School on Monday morning.
Security at the school found the gun and confiscated it, police said.
Hussein told officers he had the gun because he was “worried some guys would jump him after school,” according to his arrest citation.
He was arrested around 8:30 a.m. Monday and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property -- a felony.
Hussein remains in the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections on a $15,000 cash bond. He’s due in court Tuesday morning.
WAVE 3 News reached out to JCPS officials for comment. They shared a letter that was sent to parents:
Dear Iroquois Families,
I wanted to keep you apprised of an incident that occurred at our school today to ensure that you have accurate information and dispel any rumors you may have heard about the situation. This morning one of our security guards found a handgun in a school garbage can. The security guard contacted administration and the SRO. The officer immediately confiscated the weapon and was quickly able to identify the student responsible for placing it there. At no time was the weapon brandished, and no one was injured or threatened during the exchange. The student was arrested and is being disciplined according to our code of conduct.
Please call me if you have any additional questions or concerns about this matter. Be assured, the safety and well-being of your child is always foremost in everything we do.
Clay Holbrook, Principal Iroquois High School