Official: Kentucky student found with loaded gun, arrested

August 29, 2019 GMT

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky school official says a resource officer found a student with a loaded gun in his waistband after another student tipped off the principal.

News outlets report the 15-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday after being disarmed by Officer Ben Martin. The student goes to Great Crossing High School in Georgetown.

No injuries were reported. It’s unclear if the teen was charged with a crime.

Superintendent Kevin Hub says another student told the principal about the gun and Martin was able to find the teen “within minutes.”

Hub said the district was on alert because of an “unspecified threat” against Kentucky schools.


The FBI in Louisville tweeted Monday that they were aware of an internet threat against schools in Kentucky and Arkansas. They determined the threat wasn’t credible.