PRP High School increases security after car pulls into parking lot with gun

Officers were sent to PRP High School around 1 p.m. on Thursday after reports that someone had...
Officers were sent to PRP High School around 1 p.m. on Thursday after reports that someone had showed a gun outside of the school.(WAVE 3 News)
Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 4:03 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Police were called to a Jefferson County Public Schools high school on Thursday afternoon after a car drives onto the property with a gun.

Officers were sent to PRP High School on Greenwood Road around 1 p.m. on Thursday after reports that someone had showed a gun outside of the school.

JCPS spokesman Mark Hebert originally confirmed a car had pulled into the high school’s parking lot with individuals who did not go to the school and showed a weapon.

Later, in a letter to parents sent Thursday afternoon, PRP Principal Sheri Duff stated one of the individuals inside the car had punched a student at the school before brandishing the weapon.

Duff said no shots were fired and no one was seriously injured. The high school immediately increased security and called LMPD to assist.

Before the car and subjects left the property, a security monitor had stopped the individuals from getting into the building.

Multiple sources have confirmed to WAVE News that one of the individuals did make it a few feet into the building before being pushed out by the security monitor.

JCPS sent an updated later hours later saying the gun was only seen when the individuals drove away from campus.

“Please note that we will have an increased security presence tomorrow to ensure the safety of our students, staff and school,” Duff said in the letter.

Just a day before Thursday’s incident, JCPS reported that a weapon had been confiscated from a student at the high school around 11 a.m.

That incident marked the fourth gun found on campus at PRP High School and 15 guns found on JCPS students since the start of the school year.

LMPD is handling the investigation.

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