JCPS confirms first gun found on school campus in 2022-23 school year

Jefferson County Public Schools security called Louisville Metro Police around 11:30 a.m. on...
Jefferson County Public Schools security called Louisville Metro Police around 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 15 after PRP staff were dealing with a separate issue and a gun was found on a student, JCPS spokesperson Renee Murphy said.(WAVE 3 News)
Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 6:00 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - It took less than one week into the new school year for Jefferson County Public Schools to see its first gun brought to school, WAVE News Troubleshooters have learned.

The gun was reported at Pleasure Ridge High School on Monday, according to a letter provided to parents and guardians by PRP High School Principal Sheri Duff.

According to the letter, a student had been acting suspiciously and staff began an investigation. They discovered a gun found inside the student’s backpack that had been handled by two students.

The two students were cited by JCPS Security, and the letter said the students will be disciplined based on JCPS’ Student Support and Behavior Intervention Handbook.

The district battled a record number of guns firearms on campus during the last school year, reaching a total of 24 guns seized and 35 total gun incidents.

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