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Four Placed on Leave in Colorado over Gun Incident

Andy Berg

A high school athletic director, two wrestling coaches and an assistant principal have all been placed on leave after an off campus incident involving a student with a gun. 

According to The Denver Post, the four individuals involved in the incident are employees at Smoky Hill High School in Aurora (Colo.). They have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

Abbe Smith, a spokeswoman for the Cherry Creek School District said that no one was harmed in the Nov. 29 incident, details of which are currently unavailable.

Police and the district are conducting separate investigations into what happened.

Smoky Hill Principal Chuck Puga sent an email to parents of high school students informing them of the incident.

“This email is to inform you that four Smoky Hill employees have been placed on administrative leave regarding their handling of an alleged incident off campus involving a student in possession of a gun,” Puga wrote.

The employees placed on leave include assistant principal Noah Harris, athletic director John Thompson, head wrestling coach Tommy Loyd and assistant coach and math teacher Jakob Fisher.

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