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Student pulls gun on other student at Iroquois High School

Cell phone video has captured the moment when a student appears to pull a gun on another...
Cell phone video has captured the moment when a student appears to pull a gun on another student at Iroquois High School on Thursday afternoon.(WAVE 3 News Source)
Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 8:15 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Cell phone video has captured the moment when a student appears to pull a gun on another student at Iroquois High School on Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened just after dismissal.

The students are seen right outside of the school’s doors.

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The video shows an exchange between two students before one of them lunges at the other. Then that student pulls out a gun and points it at the student.

The video drops off from there.

This marks the third incident this year where a student brought a gun to the high school.

On the first day back to school in August, a student had confirmed to authorities that he had brought a gun on school grounds. It is unclear if the gun was confiscated from the student.

Then on Oct. 4, a gun that was taken to the high school by a student was handed back to the student’s father, who took the gun and the student home, according to a previous WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters report. LMPD officers were not called on that incident until two hours after the gun had been found.

WAVE 3 News received a copy of the letter sent home to Iroquois High School families on Thursday’s incident:

Dear Iroquois Families,

We value being a part of your child’s education and always want to keep the lines of communication open with our families. That’s why I want to let you know about an incident that happened at the end of our school day today.

During dismissal this afternoon, two students were involved in an altercation outside our building. At the time, one of the students brandished what appeared to be a gun. Law enforcement responded and are currently investigating the incident. We are also following JCPS policies and procedures in addressing the circumstances surrounding the matter.

The health, safety and well-being of your child are of the utmost importance. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Toetta Taul

Principal, Iroquois High School

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