Officials: Student taken into custody after weapon found in backpack at Henderson Co. High School

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HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – A Henderson county High School student has been taken into custody after officials say a weapon was found in their backpack.

According to a release, officials were handling a disciplinary action and they searched the student’s backpack and found a weapon.

Administrators confiscated the weapon and notified police, who took the student into custody.

The policy of the Board of Education states that “any student who brings a weapon on campus will face appropriate school consequences”.

Henderson County Schools released the statement below:

“The safety of all Henderson County students and staff is priority for both the school system and Henderson Police Department.We take all incidents very seriously and we encourage students to report any information that they may have that compromises their safety and the safety of others. As this matter involves a juvenile, the Henderson County School System will have no further comment.”

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(This story was originally published on November 22, 2019)

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