At about 8:40 a.m., a student reported to Trigg County High School Principal Shannon Burcham that there was a weapon in the school, at which point the HS building, and the classrooms in that building, were locked down, Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby said.
“The high school immediately responded … for the safety of the students and placed everybody on lockdown,” Hamby said. “That simply means that no students are moving about in the building, or anyone down the hallway, they are brought in immediately into a classroom.”
The 15-year-old freshman was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, a felony; possession of a handgun by a minor, a misdemeanor; and theft of a firearm, a felony. The 16-year-old junior was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, a felony; receiving stolen property under $500, a misdemeanor; and possession of a handgun by a minor, a misdemeanor.
Cadiz Police Chief Hollis Alexander said that although there was no evidence of malice during the initial investigation last week, as the police investigated further they found additional evidence that suggested that has led them to think that some high school students were in danger.
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