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Student Arrested After Bringing Weapon to Holmes High School

A student at Holmes High School was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after bringing a handgun to campus.

A spokesperson at Covington Independent Public Schools told The River City News that the student left school at one point in the day and returned with the gun. He also had ammo on him.

Administrators received tips about the weapon from students.

Cameron Kelley, 18, was arrested by a Kenton County Sheriff's Deputy and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property and carrying a concealed weapon. The student told the deputy that he had planned to sell the gun.

A letter was sent home with students on Tuesday offering details of the situation.

No threats were made, no one was injured, and the weapon was on campus for approximately ten minutes before a school resource officer recovered it.

The Kenton County Sheriff's Office provides school resource officers to the school district and confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the weapon was a handgun.

"It is unfortunate that incidents such as this occur in schools today," the letter said, "but we are thankful that the situation ended quickly thanks to the work of our administrators and law enforcement officers. School safety is a priority in Covington Schools."

The type of weapon brought to the school was no specified in the letter.

Kelley is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News

Photo: Holmes High School/RCN file

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