Lincoln Co. Schools determine report of gun on campus not credible

Posted at 2:52 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 14:55:45-04

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) — Reports of a student with a gun at Lincoln County Middle School turned out to be unfounded.

According to an email sent to school employees, a student was detained after they allegedly claimed to have a gun in their possession. There was no weapon found on the premises.

Law enforcement will increase patrols at schools, but they say they are confident the situation is safe.

School resource officers are also investigating a separate threat Thursday night involving a middle school student. The threat was also found not to be credible and is unrelated to Friday's incident.