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Police conduct weapons search at SCHS

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Pepper spray, pocket knives turn up in morning search; no firearms found

By Shannon Brock

Following multiple fights last week at Spencer County High School and rumors that students might bring knives and possibly a gun to school Monday, local law enforcement set up backpack and pocket checks going into the high school Monday morning.
Members of the Taylorsville Police Department, the Spencer County Sheriff's Department and the Kentucky State Police searched backpacks and had students empty their pockets into searchable pans as they came through the front doors of the school, Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said.
Police found two cans of pepper spray, less than a dozen pocket knives and an airsoft pistol magazine, Lewis said.
The magazine, which contained BBs, was located in a trash can set up outside the school, but no firearms were located.
The Spencer Magnet will have a complete story in this week's edition on newsstands Wednesday.