Sheriff: Teen Brought Gun to Game from Ohio

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LLOYD, Ky. (AP) — A northeastern Kentucky sheriff says a teenager charged with bringing a gun to Greenup County High School before a football game purchased the weapon from an Ohio man he contacted on the Internet.

Sheriff Keith Cooper told The Independent that he interviewed the man, but wasn't sure if any charged would be filed.

The 15-year-old is a student at Greenup County High. School district safe schools coordinator Scarlet Shoemaker says the teen never pulled the gun, but instead showed it to other students about two hours before Friday night's homecoming game with Johnson County.

Shoemaker says he surrendered the weapon and ammunition without incident.

Cooper says the teen told investigators "he just wanted to look cool."

Cooper says the incident appears to be a case of poor judgment.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 227810531 -
Gray Television, Inc.