LEXINGTON, Ky.(LEX 18) – A letter was sent home to parents of students at Henry Clay High School after officials say a student used brass knuckles in a fight.
The letter to parents says that the student carried the brass knuckles into the school and used them during an altercation.
The student was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon on school property.
The school asked parents to check their child’s backpacks to ensure they weren’t bringing anything into the building that shouldn’t be there.
Here is the letter in its entirety:
Dear Henry Clay High School Families:
Students are our top priority at Henry Clay High School and we work diligently to keep them safe and create a positive learning environment on campus. Maintaining open lines of communication between home and school is critical in order for us to earn the trust of our families and build strong relationships with the people we serve. Anytime there is a health or safety issue on campus, we want you to have the facts directly from us.
I’m writing to make you aware that one of our students brought a pair of brass knuckles to school today and used them in a fight with another student. Under state law, brass knuckles are considered a deadly weapon and the student who had them in his possession has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, which is a felony. The student will face administrative consequences through the school district, and be referred to the court system as well.
This provides the perfect opportunity for us to reinforce with our students the importance of not bringing dangerous items to school. Please help us at home by regularly checking pockets and backpacks to ensure they are only bringing the items needed for learning with them to school.
Thank you for the privilege of serving your family and for your understanding that we take matters like this very seriously. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.
Paul Little, Principal
Henry Clay High School