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Covington Student Arrested After Weapon Brought to Campus

Correction: An earlier version of this article attributed a letter sent to parents after this incident to Superintendent Alvin Garrison. It was written by Holmes Middle School principal Jeanetta Kathman. RCN regrets the error.

A student was arrested at Holmes Middle School on Monday after allegedly bringing a weapon to campus.

In a letter to parents, sent home after school, principal Jeanetta Kathman said that no threats were made and no one was injured.

Administrators at the school received tips early in the day about a weapon being on campus, Kathman said in the letter. A school resource officer from the Covington Police Department was notified and made the arrest.

"It is unfortunate that incidents as this occur in schools today," Kathman wrote. "We are thankful that the situation ended quickly as someone saw something, heard something and said something. 

A spokesperson for Covington Independent Public Schools, reached by The River City News on Monday afternoon, said that the district stands by the contents of the letter, but did not comment further.

Neither the type of weapon nor age of the student were released in Kathman's letter.

The principal urged parents to discuss the situation with their students along with the importance of informing staff members if there is a weapon or other concern at school.

-Michael Monks, editor & publisher

Photo: Holmes Middle School (RCN file)