Employee brought loaded gun to middle school, officials say

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A Kenton County School District employee brought a loaded firearm to Turkey Foot Middle School, officials said Thursday.

Principal Ray Stanley said in a message to parents that no one was injured and the school building in Edgewood had been secured. The gun was discovered at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, officials said during a news conference.

Officials said the employee was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. Edgewood Police Chief Tony Kramer declined to say whether the employee was arrested.

“We are going to do a thorough investigation and hand over the results to the Commonwealth Attorney for potential charges,” Kramer said.

Kramer would not specify what type of gun was brought to the school.

The school was not in session. Students return to begin the school year Aug. 23.

Friday evening’s pick-up of school schedules will go on as planned but with police present “as a precaution,” district spokeswoman Jessica Dykes said.

Dykes said it is “frustrating” for parents wanting know more, but everything that can “legally” be told so far has been said.