HARRODSBURG - A 15-year-old male student at Harrodsburg High School was taken into custody by school officials Friday after he reportedly showed a firearm to other students on the school bus as he was riding to school.
School officials confiscated the weapon and called the Harrodsburg Police Department immediately after the youth arrived at school. The officials were notified about the incident on the bus by other students riding with the juvenile.
The boy was arrested by police officers and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm on school property.
The weapon was a reproduction of a old fashioned cap-and-ball revolver that requires gun powder, a lead ball and a cap to ignite the gunpowder. It is capable of carrying six rounds.
Police Sgt. J.L. Thomas said Friday afternoon that the youth did not have any of the ingredients needed to fire the weapon and it was not loaded.