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Western KY student faces charges after bringing gun to school

HOPKINSVILLE — A Western Kentucky middle school student is facing charges after police say he brought a gun to school.

The Christian County Sheriff's Department says the 13-year-old boy was arrested Monday after a school resource officer found him in possession of a .45-caliber handgun and a pistol magazine with three rounds of ammunition.

Christian County Public Schools Superintendent Brady Link told The New Era of Hopkinsville that the boy showed the weapons to other students, who alerted school officials. Link said there is no indication the boy intended to use the gun.

He was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun by a minor, unlawful possession of a weapon on school property and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.