HARRODSBURG - The 15-year-old male who brought a gun to Harrodsburg High School last month has been expelled for the remainder of this school year.
The decision came after a 25-minute disciplinary hearing Tuesday night by the Harrodsburg Board of Education. Citing state law on the suspension or expulsion of students, Superintendent H.M. Snodgrass recommended the penalty to board members.
The youngster had a replica of an old fashioned cap and ball revolver that requires gunpowder, a lead ball and a cap to ignite the gunpowder. It is capable of carrying six rounds, Harrodsburg Police Sgt. J.L. Thomas said the day of the incident, Friday, Oct. 29.
The gun was not loaded and the student had none of the items needed to load and fire the weapon.
The youth showed the pistol to other students on the bus he was riding to school and those students notified school personnel. He was suspended pending the outcome of the hearing Tuesday night. Snodgrass complimented the school staff the first school day after the incident.