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Lexington student brings loaded gun to football practice

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  Original Published: 8/22/2014

A Lexington High School student could be facing charges for bringing a loaded gun to football practice.

According to a press release, the Lexington Police Department received a call at 7:23 p.m. Thursday from the football coaching staff at the high school advising them that they had located a firearm in a student's possession stored in a backpack.

During the practice a student alerted the coaching staff that another student may have brought a gun to practice. Upon checking, staff members located a loaded handgun in a backpack, belonging to a 15-year-old student.

After being taken into custody without incident, the student told police the weapon was for protection only and not for any other purpose.

Authorities say charges are being considered.

WMFD left messages with Lexington Superintendent Mike Zigelhofer, Athletic Director Joe Roberts and football Coach Taylor Gerhardt that have not been returned.

   
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