An Owen County student has been suspended for bringing a handgun to the high school Friday.
According to Owen County Superintedent Mark Cleveland, the male student left class with an excused absence.
About 1:30 p.m., the student’s teacher noticed the boy had left his jacket.
When the teacher lifted the jacket, she found it was unusually heavy and immediately took it to assistant principal Charles Hagg.
Inside the jacket, Hagg found a Browning 25mm handgun, two boxes of ammunition and some alleged drug paraphernalia.