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Archive for Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Police send prosecutors information about student who brought gun to LHS

School officials say a student admitted to bringing a gun to school this month, and police have forwarded the case to the district attorney's office for review.

January 27, 2009

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Police said the case of a Lawrence High School student who admitted to taking a gun to school was forwarded to prosecutors on Tuesday.

Officers have reported no arrests in the incident, in which a senior at the school told a worker he took a gun to school on Jan. 16. The student made the report Jan. 20, school officials said.

Prosecutors will determine whether charges will be filed against the student. Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson's office could review the case as soon as this morning, said Sgt. Bill Cory, police spokesman.

Lawrence Public Schools spokeswoman Julie Boyle said disciplinary actions against an individual student couldn't be discussed, due to privacy rights.

School policy says that an expulsion hearing will be held for any student who takes a weapon to school and that the student can be expelled for up to one calendar year.

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