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Monday, August 29, 2016

Police Investigating Student With Weapon at Highlands High School

Highlands High School. FTM file. 
An email from Fort Thomas Superintendent, Gene Kirchner, was sent to parents today to inform them that a student was "in possession of a weapon."

It's not yet clear what the weapon was.

Kirchner said that Highlands High School officials were notified early this afternoon.

The email said that the administration investigated and found it to be credible and "true." Police are interviewing the student involved.

Kirchner said that at no time did the student involved make any specific threat and went on to say that "(they) are thankful for the bravery of the students who came forward to report this incident."

Kirchner, in the email, said that "everyone involved in the situation followed proper emergency procedure to ensure the safety of all students and staff."

Fort Thomas Matters will update this story as soon as information becomes available.


  1. very dumb decision by this student but should the rest of his life be ruined over it? the sensationalist news coverage is saying he faces 5 years in jail for a non violent, non drug related crime.

    1. First,the news said 1-5 years which I feel is more than fair for putting my child's life at risk.This very easily could have been violent. Had this kid decided that he was not going to be taken out of class or that he had a point to prove, my daughter could have been shot. She was in that class sitting right next to him when he was removed.

      I don't think 5 years would constitute ruining someone's life. Had my child been killed....that would have been a life altering devastation!

  2. My sister was in school that day. I don't know what I'd do if anything happened to her. I also must say, I know this kid and he isn't the best kid around. He deserves whatever he's got coming. All its takes is common since, which he clearly lacks.