The City of Covington announced that Kentwood High School was put into lockdown Friday morning, Sept. 27, 2019:
“This morning, an alert parent saw two students on the Kentwood HS campus passing what looked like a handgun back and forth.
“The parent called 911 to report what they saw and Covington PD responded to the area. Kentwood HS was placed on lockdown.
“Officers found two students, 15 and 16 years of age, in a neighborhood near Kentwood matching the description given by the caller. A handgun was located on one of the students. The students are being booked into youth service center.
“This is a good reminder, with America’s Safe Schools Week approaching, that school safety is a community effort. We must all be alert to suspicious and concerning behavior on and near school campuses.
“If you see something, please call authorities to report it.
“In Covington, the safety of our schools is a top priority, but we need the support and help of our community to keep our children safe.”
Kentwood High School is located at 25800 164th Ave SE, Covington: