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Student arrested after gun found at Pleasure Ridge Park High

This is the 13th gun that has been confiscated in separate occasions this school year.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A student has been taken custody after a gun was found at Pleasure Ridge Park High School.

Officials with JCPS said the weapon was discovered on Tuesday.

In an arrest citation, a JCPS police officer writes 18-year-old DeShawn Girton was involved in a "big fight" at the school and went looking for his backpack. 

Staff at the school were able to get to the bag and found the loaded gun inside. 

The citation said Girton admitted to bringing the gun to school. 

He is being charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.

WHAS11 News reached out to JCPS about the incident and they said in a statement that the student “will be disciplined in accordance with JCPS policy.”

This is the 13th gun that has been confiscated in separate occasions this school year.

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