EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSGreenup Sheriff Says Teen Purchased Gun Brought To Game From Ohio
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Reported: Oct. 15, 2013 12:42 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 16, 2013 10:30 AM EDT
Lloyd , Greenup County , Kentucky
A northeastern Kentucky sheriff said 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 he wasn't sure if any charges would be filed.
The 15-year-old is a student at Greenup County High. Scarlet Shoemaker, school district safe schools coordinator, said 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 saids he surrendered the weapon and ammunition without incident.
Cooper says the teen told investigators "he just wanted to look cool." Cooper said the incident appears to be a case of poor judgment.
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