EDGEWOOD, KY (FOX19) - A Kenton County School district teacher is accused or bringing a loaded gun to Turkey Foot Middle School Thursday.
No one was hurt and the building remained secure, Principal Ray Stanley said in a message to parents.
Officials discovered the gun around 10:20 a.m.
Sources said the female teacher had the gun, and it was stolen out of her purse by a juvenile. It's unclear if the juvenile was or is a student at the school.
The first day of class is Aug. 23, but some students were returning to the school to pick up schedules Thursday evening. As a precaution, police patrolled the school during that time.
School officials are working with Edgewood Police and the Kenton County Commonwealth attorney. The investigation is in the "legal process" as the employee is on administrative leave, Stanley told parents.
The teacher does have a concealed carry permit, sources said.
District spokesperson Jessica Dykes said it is "frustrating" for parents wanting more information, but everything that can "legally" be told so far has been said.
"You know we're being honest with them about what happened at the school, and we understand that they're going to have concerns. So that's why we wanted to be proactive in the communication with those family members," she said.
No charges have been pressed against the teacher until the investigation is complete.
District leaders will not release any other information.