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C1 3 new video shows the panic friday during the shooting scare at frederick douglass high school's first football game of the season.

Alexus: more teens are vaping in kentucky and it's becoming an even bigger problem in the schools.

Good afternoon, i'm tom kenny... and i'm veronica jean seltzer..

We begin with an abc 36 update.

Two suspects now charged... after a report of two men with a gun, put three 'anderson county' schools on lockdown.

According to the sheriff's office.... they got a call around 7-45 this morning, about two men near anderson county high school, with a gun acting suspiciously.

As a precaution..

The high school, middle school and saffell street school...were all placed on lockdown during the search for the two suspects.

Deputies say they found and arrested...19-year- old zachary king and kyle knight from lawrenceburg at a nearby home.

According to the sheriff's office..

One of the suspects was carrying a b-b pistol in a holster.

The two men are now charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing.

According to the sheriff's office..

They don't believe the men had any intention of harming anyone c1 3 overview: rain showers are expected this evening into early wednesday, with thunderstorms possible this evening, as a cold front moves through kentucky overnight into wednesday morning.

Drier weather and more sunshine develops wednesday through friday, with temperatures around 80 to 85 degrees.

Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s for labor day weekend, with a slight chance for a rain shower or thunderstorm.

Tonight: a cold front will move across the region, and continue to give us the chance for scattered rain and a few storms. overnight low temperatures will be around 65 degrees.

Wednesday: a few morning rain showers will be possible for eastern kentucky, with clearing skies for the entire commonwealth.

Wednesday high temperatures will be around 80 degrees.

Wednesday night: mostly clear skies and cool temperatures will develop, with a low of 56 degrees.

Thursday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop, with a high temperature of 81 degrees.

C1 3 a man in the hospital after a shooting in richmond.

According to police... the shooting happened around two this afternoon off gibson lane.

Officers say the victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

In breathitt county... the judge executive is behind bars.

According to the breathitt advocate... county judge executive jeff noble was arrested today on 18 felony counts including multiple theft charges.

Today marks a somber 13-th anniversary of a lexington plane crash.

August 27-th, 2006... comair flight 51-91 crashed at bluegrass airport.

Forty-nine of the 50 people on-board died.

The lone survivor was co-pilot jim polehinke .

The plane took off from the wrong runway on a pre- dawn flight -- bound for atlanta, crashing immediately after takeoff.

A crash memorial now stands at the u.k. arboretum.

Now to a growing trend among young people in kentucky that's causing a growing concern among health experts.

It's vaping.

One study says the number of middle and high schoolers in the state who are vaping has doubled in just the past two years.

And... as abc36's alexus larson found out when she visited one kentucky school district... this trend shows no sign of slowing down.

"the franklin county high school principal says vaping is a lot more popular among our teens and he's noticing it in his school.

At least once a week he says he's dealing with a problem that relates to vaping."

"it's kind of hard to catch especially as the vapes get smaller."

It's everywhere.

Principal, charles lewis says kids are vaping in the bathrooms - and sometimes are getting away with it in the classroom.

"one way for example is in the seam of a hoodie.

They can actually utilize the thing through the material on the sweatshirt and exhale in another sleeve."

The school safety officer in franklin county says since the start of school two weeks ago - he's dealt with vaping issues almost every day.

Even before our interview - he was dealing with a case.

"recently we had an issue of pods being found on the school bus."

The ceo of the foundation for a healthy kentucky says in some cases, kids are using as many as eight pods a day - and each pod is equivalent to one pack of cigarettes.

"these vapes are full of nicotine and nicotine is one of the most addictive substances known to man."

Franklin county public schools.... like many schools in the state... do not allow tobacco products.... including vaping.... on school property.

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The school safety coordinator says if a student is caught vaping - the consequence is in school suspension - and if it happens again the consequences get worse.

But lewis says punishment shouldn't be the only way to try and deter young people from picking up... or sticking with... this potentially dangerous habit.

"one of the other things we do as well is reach out to the parents and communicate at home."

Reporting in franklin county, alexus larson, abc36 news.

Solid blue fans are pumped to see the cats take the field on saturday, but you can't deny the unknowns.

Coach stoops has already said...you don't know what you don't know.

How will that young secondary react to their first game experience?

How big of a step has terry wilson made in year two?

Benny snell is c1 3 how will that young secondary react to their first game experience?

How big of a step has terry wilson made in year two?

Benny snell is gone...can the stable of running backs the cats have answer the bell on saturday?

At the end of the day, stoops says the cats have a gameplan, but in games things don't go your way and you have to find a way to win.

Coming up at 5:30, we talk more football this time out in morehead.

That's all for now though, tom and v-j back to you.

Now in our top story at five...a different kind of school safety story.

Lexington's frederick douglass high school is reviewing its security policies at school events after a scare at its home opener football game friday night.

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C1 3 lexington's frederick douglass high school is reviewing its security policies at school events after a scare at its home opener football game friday night.

The school says a middle schooler in the stands shouted someone had a gun, which caused widespread panic.

Abc 36's christy bollinger talked to a school security expert about outdoor event security or lack of it....and to a woman whose nephew was at the game.

Scream "lay down, lay down."

People expecting to watch the first high school football game of the season... instead, watched something scarier play out.

"ladies and gentlemen the situation is under control."

This was the football game at frederick douglass friday..

Against bryan station.

You can see in the video, the game was interupted by fans running in a panic from the stands... some taking cover by laying down in the bleachers, the players laying flat on the ground to become less of a potential target.

"what happened?

I don't know."

The school says what happened, was a middle school student yelled, someone had a gun.

Dawn white's nephew was at the game.

"thakfully when everything occured he was smart enough to run to parking lot and leave the school."

The school says it found no gun, or evidence of shots fired, despite social media posts to the contrary.

Jon akers is a former high school principal in fayette county who now heads up the kentucky center for school safety.

"the bottom line here is if we're gonna stop this from happening in our communities around our state we've gotta flex strong on this thing and make sure kids get the message that we're not gonna put up with it."

A lot of taxpayer money has gone into increased security to ensure students are safe inside schools, but what's being done at events outside like football games?

Here's what white and akers think needs to happen.

"maybe not bring backpacks or something.

They're gonna have to implement something.

Because in order to just make parents feel safe, in order to allow their kids to go to the games, something has to be done."

The high school says it's reviewing policies about entering the games, including requirements that younger students be accompanied by an adult in the future.

Reporting in lexington, christy bollinger, abc 36 news.

We have reached out to fayette county public schools for the past two days with phone messages, emails, and texts...asking about the incident and what's being done about it...not just at frederick douglass...but at every school in the district to keep students, faculty, staff and the public safe.

We have received no response.

C1 3 overview: rain showers are expected this evening into early wednesday, with thunderstorms possible this evening, as a cold front moves through kentucky overnight into wednesday morning.

Drier weather and more sunshine develops wednesday through friday, with temperatures around 80 to 85 degrees.

Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s for labor day weekend, with a slight chance for a rain shower or thunderstorm.

Tonight: a cold front will move across the region, and continue to give us the chance for scattered rain and a few storms. overnight low temperatures will be around 65 degrees.

Wednesday: a few morning rain showers will be possible for eastern kentucky, with clearing skies for the entire commonwealth.

Wednesday high temperatures will be around 80 degrees.

Wednesday night: mostly clear skies and cool temperatures will develop, with a low of 56 degrees.

Thursday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop, with a high temperature of 81 degrees.

Thursday night: mostly clear skies and mild temperatures develop, with a low of 60 degrees.

Friday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop, with a chance for isolated rain shower or thunderstorm.

High temperatures will be around 84 degrees.

Labor day weekend: high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s, with an isolated rain shower possible each afternoon.

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C1 3 in wichita, kansas...an 8-year- old with autism was having a really tough time on his first day of second grade.

That is until a kind classmate stepped in.

As morgan mobley reports their heartwarming story is now going viral.

--reporter pkg-as follows-- courtney moore, mother of christian: "i saw him on the ground with connor as connor was crying in the corner and he was consoling him.

He grabs his hand and walks him to the front door.

We waited until the bell rang and he walked him inside of the school.

The rest if history.

They have an inseparable bond."

What christian didn't know that day... is that connor is autistic.

He was overwhelmed with everything going on around him.

April crites, mother of connor: "i fear everyday that someone is going to laugh at him because he doesn't speak correctly, or laugh at him because he doesn't sit still or because he jumps up and down and flaps his hands."

It was a moment in time, caught... now capturing the hearts of strangers all over.

But to the boys -- it was simple.

Connor crites/student: "he was kind to me.

I was in the 1st day of school and i started crying then he helped me and i was happy."

Christian didn't see connor as different... a message their moms, and many others, are taking from this.

April crites, mother of connor: "it doesn't matter color, it doesn't matter gender, it doesn't matter disability, and it doesn't matter anything, just be kind, open your heart... it's what we need in this world."

No words spoken, just a quick gesture... turned this little boy's whole day around.

Courtney moore, mother of christian: "one act of kindness can change someone's life, can change the world.

That's all it takes."

A life lesson learned from two 8-year-old boys... "he found and held me hand and i got happy tears" they say, it's really as simple as this... "be nice!"

That was morgan mobley reporting.

Christian and connor's photo, now has more than... 21- thousand shares on facebook.

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Non-injury collision: old georgetown st between ballard st and w second st.

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C1 3 at the fayette mall.

From brightly colored tee shirts and accessories to the perfect kentucky themed gifts for your home, we're checking out all they have in store here at simply southern by kentucky branded.

Sara robinson: simply southern has kentucky's largest selection of simply southern accessories and apparel, and they even have exclusive items here, like this long sleeve tee shirt that features horseshoes on the front and kentucky themed scenes on the back, and the kentucky state down the arm.

They also have a large selection of simply southern sweaters that are perfect for fall weather.

Sara robinson: and just outside the simply southern store front, kentucky branded has kiosks full of gifts for people who love kentucky themed items. for the fashion forward man and female, they have a large selection of comfort color sweatshirts, full of kentucky items here, and comfortable raglan tee shirts, too.

Plus they have a large selection of kentucky items, like this kentucky icons mug, and this adorable my old kentucky home tea towel.

Perfect as a gift for yourself or someone you know.

Sara robinson: they also have a large selection of super soft and comfy crew neck tee shirts and sweatshirts.

Plus, i personally love their lex ball caps to rep the home town, plus a local favorite, the kentucky against all y'all tee shirt.

Sara robinson: find simply southern and kentucky branded right here in the middle wing at fayette mall, and more information on the website, at shopfayette- mall.com.

Join me here every tuesday for more savvy shopper tips.

I'm sarah robinson for abc 36.

Trade and investment in kentucky took center stage this morning at the governor's mansion.

The world trade center of kentucky put on the event... taking a closer look at the importance of boosting the state's export growth and attracting foreign direct investment.

We spoke with chief trade officer darren srebnick about the possible impacts of the on- going trade war and tarrifs... he says we're in good shape... with many companies, now looking at other sources.

Aerospace products are defintiely number one.

You've got also automotive, as well, we have chemicals and plastics.

We have a variety of goods.

In 2018, we're at 31.7 billion worth of goods.

Those are goods and services shipped abroad -- which he says is almost a three percent increase from the previous year.

Governor bevin was the keynote speaker today, as well.

Fans are hitting couches, bars and stadiums -- to watch their favorite football teams play.

Mary moloney has a few health tips to check out..

As you kickoff off the season.

--reporter pkg-as follows-- "go cowboys" whether you're a pro fan -- cheer for your favorite college team -- "woof woof woof" or both -- football is back -- along with lots of unhealthy snacks.

So, how can fans watch the games and their waistlines?

Plan ahead -- workout before you spend the day on the couch or at the stadium -- and don't go hungry -- says psychologist rachel goldman -- who specializes in health and wellness.

Dr. rachel goldman / licensed psychologist: "a lot of people think, 'oh, i'm going to be out all day on sunday, i'm not going to eat breakfast, i'll save my calories for later' and that's really the worst thing people could do."

Goldman says eating a healthy meal instead of snacking throughout the day -- will also help keep you on the righttrack -- dr. rachel goldman / licensed psychologist: "the problem is when people are physiologically hungry and they're bored or mindless eating because they're watching tv and there's food in front of them it's easier to pick on things."

Staying active during the game can also help, goldman says -- dr. rachel goldman / licensed psychologist: "maybe during commercials or during halftime maybe do mountain climbers or pushups or even to get up and stretch" even small changes this football season -- can be a big win for your health.

For today's health minute, im mary moloney c1 3 doing this roosevelt is seemingly more sunshine for wednesday with more sunshine toward the midpoint of the work beauty do you think you the abc beshear: i'm andy beshear.

My family means everything to me.

Three out of four of us have a pre-existing condition, my family means everything to me.

Just like many kentucky families.

As attorney general, i'm fighting to prevent insurance companies and the government from taking away coverage for pre-existing conditions.

From taking away coverage that would devastate kentucky families.

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That price gouge our families because it's the right thing to do.

That price gouge our families c1 3 down in anderson county.

L3: now at 5:30 white students injured on bus and students hurt..

After a school bus, falls down a 30-foot embankment.

Where this happened..

Coming up.

Good afternoon, i'm tom kenny... and i'm veronica jean seltzer..

Amber freeman is on vacation.

We begin with an abc 36 update.

Two suspects now charged... after a report of two men with a gun, put three 'anderson county' schools on lockdown.

According to the sheriff's office.... they got a call around 7-45 this morning, about two men near anderson county high school, with a gun acting suspiciously.

As a precaution..

The high school, middle school and saffell street school...were all placed on lockdown during the search for the two suspects.

Deputies say they found and arrested...19-year- old zachary king and kyle knight from lawrenceburg at a nearby home.

According to the sheriff's office..

One of the suspects was carrying a b-b pistol in a holster.

The two men are now charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing.

According to the sheriff's office..

They don't believe the men had any intention of harming anyone now in our top story at 5:30.....a different kind of school safety story.

Lexington's frederick douglass high school is reviewing its security policies at school events after a scare at its home opener football game friday night.

The school says a middle schooler in the stands shouted someone had a gun, which caused widespread panic.

Abc 36's christy bollinger talked to a school security expert about outdoor event security or lack of it....and to a woman whose nephew was at the game.

Scream "lay down, lay down."

People expecting to watch the first high school football game of the season... instead, watched something scarier play out.

"ladies and gentlemen the situation is under control."

This was the football game at frederick douglass friday..

Against bryan station.

You can see in the video, the game was interupted by fans running in a panic from the stands... some taking cover by laying down in the bleachers, the players laying flat on the ground to become less of a potential target.

"what happened?

I don't know."

The school says what happened, was a middle school student yelled, someone had a gun.

Dawn white's nephew was at the game.

"thakfully when everything occured he was smart enough to run to parking lot and leave the school."

The school says it found no gun, or evidence of shots fired, despite social media posts to the contrary.

Jon akers is a former high school principal in fayette county who now heads up the kentucky center for school safety.

"the bottom line here is if we're gonna stop this from happening in our communities around our state we've gotta flex strong on this thing and make sure kids get the message that we're not gonna put up with it."

A lot of taxpayer money has gone into increased security to ensure students are safe inside schools, but what's being done at events outside like football games?

Here's what white and akers think needs to happen.

"maybe not bring backpacks or something.

They're gonna have to implement something.

Because in order to just ma ke parents feel safe, in order to allow their kids to go to the games, something has to be done."

The high school says it's reviewing policies about entering the games, including requirements that c1 3 younger students be accompanied by an adult in the future.

Reporting in lexington, christy bollinger, abc 36 news.

We have reached out to fayette county public schools for the past two days with phone messages, emails, and texts...asking about the incident and what's being done about it...not just at frederick douglass...but at every school in the district to keep students, faculty, staff and the public safe.

We have received no response.

C1 3 today marks a somber 13-th anniversary of a lexington plane crash.

August 27-th, 2006... comair flight 51-91 crashed at bluegrass airport.

Forty-nine of the 50 people on-board died.

The lone survivor was co-pilot jim polehinke .

The plane took off from the wrong runway on a pre- dawn flight -- bound for atlanta, crashing immediately after takeoff.

A crash memorial now stands at the u.k. arboretum.

A man taken to the hospital after a shooting in richmond.

According to police... the shooting happened around two this afternoon off gibson lane.

Officers say the victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

In louisville...a man is accused of smuggling drugs to an inmate... by sending her a 'letter' with a stamp soaked in meth, over a small bag of drugs.

According to the courier journal... 30-year-old ryan perry is charged with contraband promotion and wanton endangerment.

Officers say he sent the letter to inmate mikala jones.

Police say there was a warning in the letter, about the stamp coated in meth and a hidden bag of drugs which included fentanyl.

The letter also promised that more drugs, would be sent later.

Now to a growing trend among young people in kentucky that's causing a growing concern among health experts.

It's vaping.

One study says the number of middle and high schoolers in the state who are vaping has doubled in just the past two years.

The school safety coordinator for franklin county public schools says since the start of school two weeks ago - he's dealt with vaping issues almost every day.

He adds students are doing it in the bathrooms, classrooms, and are finding new ways to be secretive about it.

"one way for example is in the seam of a hoodie.

They can actually utilize the thing through the material on the sweatshirt and exhale in another sleeve."

Franklin county public schools.... like many schools in the state... do not allow tobacco products.... including vaping.... on school property.

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The school safety coordinator says if a student is caught vaping - the consequence is in school suspension - and if it happens again the consequences get worse.

In your nationview..

--high school students are recovering after the school bus they were in, fell down a 30-foot embankment in north carolina.

According to police..

It happened last night.

Authorities say the bus was carrying students from a volleyball match.

Those hurt include teachers who were riding the bus with the team.

About 14 people were taken to hospitals, including one person who was airlifted.

Authorities say none of the injuries appear to be life- threatening.

Fighting the opioid crisis.

An oklahoma judge is ordering johnson and johnson to pay more than half a billion dollars for contributing to the state's drug epidemic.

This comes..

As the kentucky supreme court...clears the way for the release of purdue oxycontin files.

Tom llamas has the latest script: this morning -- what could be a landmark decision.

An oklahoma judge ordering johnson and johnson to pay his state more than half a billion dollars- the fist ever court ruling holding a company responsible for their role in the opioid crisis.

Sot - judge thad balkman / cleveland county district court "the opioid crisis is an imminent danger and menace to oklahomans."

This judgement following another surprise decision concerning another drug manufacturer -- purdue pharma -- owned by members of the billionaire sackler family-best known as the developer of the painkiller oxycontin.

Clip #1: speaker 1: do you know how much the sackler family has made off the sale of oxycontin?

Sackler: i don't know.

Speaker 1: but fair to say it's over $1 billion?

Sackler: it would be fair to say that.

Yes.

For the first time - we are now seeing and hearing from dr richard sackler -- the former chairman and president of purdue pharma.

Clip 13: speaker 1: do you believe that any of purdue's conduct has led to an increase in people being addicted in the commonwealth of kentucky?

Sackler: no.

The clips - part of a more than eight hour video deposition from 2015 obtained by the investigative news organization propublica has sackler responding "i don't know" more than 100 times --- clip #1: speaker 1: do you know if it's over $10 billion?

Sackler: i don't think so speaker 1: you know it's over $5 billion?

Speaker 1: i don't know.

Sackler, questioned about the profiting and alleged aggressive marketing of the drug that has been linked to the u.s. opioid epidemic -- sot - david armstrong pro publica these tapes represent the first time that the public will see a member of the sackler family / / whether or not purdue pharma played a role in spawning the national opioid crisis.

On monday - after a three and a half year legal battle brought by "stat" - part of boston globe life sciences media -- the kentucky supreme court cleared the way for the release the court records relating to perdue pharma's marketing of oxycontin.

The company was accused of falsely promoting oxycontin-including failing to alert doctors that it was stronger than morphine.

Clip #6: speaker 2: there is no way that this intended or had the effect of causing physicians to overlook the fact that it was twice as potent.

It was called out in virtually every promotional piece of literature.

And that was tom llamas reporting.

Coming up...justice for the family of 'loved' ones lost.

The charges, for former workers, after florida nursing home deaths, during a storm.

C1 3 majority chief meteorologist jason myers and another so we have a nice rest of the week shaping up is coming mostly dry.

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We do lacerating approaching as well get ready provide times will se heavy rain the nothing severe that the good news as a with a widely she better put this in motion.

You can see the shower and storm activity approach.

Th what symmetric area start is yo that heavy bands arraignment into franklin county anderson county woodford scott fayette jessamine in mercer county you pick up on this activity here a we continue through this evenin from about 6 o'clock to 8 o'clock is the timeframe will expect a lot of this rain and storm activity to move across lexington love what symmetric area the bluegrass region and nothing severe right now but with heavy downpours and at times you may have frequent lightning with any storms that develop as a little further toward the southwest and up wit the i 65 portal work also another broker line of showers and storms that will continue t move more towards south central kentucky.

And as we continually receiving your also said that she will provide 8 o'clock to 10 o'clock a good timeframe.

You can expect to see the showers and storms moving three kensey jackson made approach you until about midnight.

If this all together and stays about the same speed which is currently moving to the east, about 20 mph c1 3 upper 70s to lower 80s right now it's work but also log you can feel the moisture outside.

One thing that we nice about wednesday highs will be run 800 a plea of sunshine will be dry your field to beardslee purple cold front moving through the court from across the is the scattered showers and storms but you can see for the 12 w.

Clearing skies across your is a southern illinois southern indiana in accordance always expects to move through by around daybreak wednesday futurecast shows the possibly brewing and storms her from 8 o'clock to midnight wednesday as a continue into wednesday morning rain moves out of the area could see a stray shower to cross far eastern kentucky what were pike county whitesburg you may pick up on active electric county 650 to a mild start today mostly sunny t be active in with highs around 800 making for a pleasant wednesday afternoon quick of th of the tropics will keep a clos watch on tropical storm dorian that looks to possibly be affecting the florida coast.

By this weekend so if you travel plans heading south is we can that is something to keep a close watch on as well but lows tonight 165 as we head into our wednesday drier, less human and returned any we see in the low to mid 80s thursday into labor day weekend will have more news c1 3 hollywood, florida evacuated from a sweltering facility -- days after hurricane irma.

Ultimately -- 12 people died from what police call heat stroke due to environmental issues.

Now -- two years later -- four former worker face dozens of charges.

As kristen holmes explains -- more people could be charged.

--reporter pkg-as follows-- chief chris o'brien / hollywood police department: "these individuals took an oath to provide care and safety for these individuals in that facility.

They betrayed that oath."

Four former nursing home workers facing charges nearly two years after 12 residents under their care died in the days following hurricane irma the elderly patients exposed to extreme heat for three days--after the storms knocked out the power of the hollywood florida home-- chief chris o'brien / hollywood police department: "these are trained individuals that should have been aware of the environmental hazards that were taking place in the facility and they chose to ignore them."

The charges range from aggravated manslaughter to tampering with evidence.

Authorities say more arrests are expected families of the victims say they are relieved to see justice pedro franco / parents died: "this was 100 percent avoidable.

All they needed to do was just call 9-11."

Albert levin / attorney: "their actions totally defy common sense."

Lawyers for the accused workers deny any wrongdoing - david frankel / attorney: "these people were calling the emergency operations center-- they were calling for emergency help, they were promised they were going to get help and they were abandoned."

Lawrence hashish / attorney: "they showed up to work, they left their families, and they walked into a danger zone.

Even leaving their house was dangerous from the floods, from the trees in the road, from things falling."

Following the deaths, then- governor rick scott set new emergency requirements for the state's nursing homes i'm kristen holmes reporting -----end-----cnn.script-- --- now here's your abc 36 live traffic report.

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That kickoff set for 7 over at roy kidd stadium.

The colonels enter 2019 with hype.

Picked to finish third in the o-v- c...even got some attention from the college football publication lindy's who has them ranked in their preseason top 25.

The last domino to fall on monday when conor blount named their starter at quarterback.

What does he believe separated him from the other guys vying for the spot?

C1 3 the football cats got a huge transfer committment last night.

We talk kelvin joseph at 6.

That's all for now, stay with us, we'll be right back.

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C1 3 diff christy nats than 5 after the shooting scare at a lexington football game...we've spent millions making schools safer inside...why are students still vulnerable...just outside.

L3: now at 6 white fighting teen vaping after first death alexus sot tease l3: now at 6 white demarcus cousins accused of threats and you won't see him on the court... but you may see him in court... we'll tell you the accusations demarcus cousins is facing.

Hello and welcome in... i'm tom kenny.

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Lexington's frederick douglass high school is reviewing its security policies at school events after a scare at its home opener football game friday night.

The school says a middle schooler in the stands shouted someone had a gun, which caused widespread panic.

Abc36's christy bollinger has more in tonight's top story at 6.

Scream "lay down, lay down."

People expecting to watch the first high school football game of the season... instead, watched something scarier play out.

"ladies and gentlemen the situation is under control."

This was the football game at frederick douglass friday..

Against bryan station.

You can see in the video, the game was interupted by fans running in a panic from the stands... some taking cover by laying down in the bleachers, the players laying flat on the ground to become less of a potential target.

"what happened?

I don't know."

The school says what happened, was a middle school student yelled, someone had a gun.

Dawn white's nephew was at the game.

"thakfully when everything occured he was smart enough to run to parking lot and leave the school."

The school says it found no gun, or evidence of shots fired, despite social media posts to the contrary.

Jon akers is a former high school principal in fayette county who now heads up the kentucky center for school safety.

"the bottom line here is if we're gonna stop this from happening in our communities around our state we've gotta flex strong on this thing and make sure kids get the message that we're not gonna put up with it."

A lot of taxpayer money has gone into increased security to ensure students are safe inside schools, but what's being done at events outside like football games?

Here's what white and akers think needs to happen.

"maybe not bring backpacks or something.

They're gonna have to implement something.

Because in order to just ma ke parents feel safe, in order to allow their kids to go to the games, something has to be done."

"first thing is teach our kids appropriate behaviors and what to do what not to do what to take to games what not to take to games.

It may come to one day like we're doing at college games and pro games where you have to go through a checkpoint where they look through your purses."

The high school says it's reviewing policies about entering the games, including requirements that younger students be accompanied by an adult in the future.

Reporting in lexington, christy bollinger, abc 36 news.

Two men are now charged... after three anderson county schools went into lockdown... after reports of a gun near the high school.

According to the sheriff's office.... they were called around 7-45 this morning, about two men near anderson county high school... with a gun.

As a precaution..

The high school, middle school and saffell street school...were all put on lockdown.

Deputies say they found and arrested19-year-old zachary king and kyle knight from lawrenceburg... at a house, nearby.

According to the sheriff's office..

One of them was carrying a b-b pistol in a holster.

They are now charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing.

We are following a developing story in richmond... where a man is in the hospital after a shooting.

L3: developing news white man hospitalized after shooting richmond according to police... the shooting happened around two this afternoon off gibson lane.

Officers say he was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

We'll have more on this story coming up tonight at 11.

One study says the number of middle and high schoolers in the state who are vaping has doubled... in just the past two years.

And... as abc36's alexus larson found out when she visited one kentucky school district... this trend shows no sign of slowing down.

"the franklin county high school principal says vaping is a lot more popular among our teens and he's noticing it in his school.

At least once a week he says he's dealing with a problem that relates to vaping."

"it's kind of hard to catch especially as the vapes get smaller."

It's everywhere.

Principal, charles lewis says kids are vaping in the bathrooms - and sometimes are getting away with it in the classroom.

"one way for example is in the seam of a hoodie.

They can actually utilize the thing through the material on the sweatshirt and exhale in another sleeve."

The school safety officer in franklin county says since the start of school two weeks ago - he's dealt with vaping issues almost every day.

Even before our interview - he was dealing with a case.

"recently we had an issue of pods being found on the school bus."

The ceo of the foundation for a healthy kentucky says in some cases, kids are using as many as eight pods a day - and each pod is equivalent to one pack of cigarettes.

"these vapes are full of nicotine and nicotine is one of the most addictive substances known to man."

Franklin county public schools.... like many schools in the state... do not allow tobacco products.... including vaping.... on school property.

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The school safety coordinator says if a student is caught vaping - the consequence is in school suspension - and if it happens again the consequences get worse.

But lewis says punishment shouldn't be the only way to try and deter young people from picking up... or sticking with... this potentially dangerous habit.

"talk to your kids and make sure that they know it's not a healthy alternative to tobacco and just stay involved."

Reporting in franklin county, alexus larson, abc36 news.

Lexington is making an effort to stop the opioid epidemic in the city... and mayor linda gorton has appointed a member of her staff to work on the problem full-time.

Here's mayor gorton at a press conference on the issue today.

L3: white mayor linda gorton lexington oc: answers to this crisis l3: white how the city is fighting opioid abuse lexington mayor gorton went on to say her appointed staffer, c1 3 andrea james, has met with multiple groups to try to understand the problem.

They are coordinating new resources... especially during september's recovery awareness month... to help people out of addiction.

Overview: rain showers are expected this evening into early wednesday, with thunderstorms possible this evening, as a cold front moves through kentucky overnight into wednesday morning.

Drier weather and more sunshine develops wednesday through friday, with temperatures around 80 to 85 degrees.

Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s for labor day weekend, with a slight chance for a rain shower or thunderstorm.

Tonight: a cold front will move across the region, and continue to give us the chance for scattered rain and a few storms. overnight low temperatures will be around 65 degrees.

Wednesday: a few morning rain showers will be possible for eastern kentucky, with clearing skies for the entire commonwealth.

Wednesday high temperatures will be around 80 degrees.

Wednesday night: mostly clear skies and cool temperatures will develop, with a low of 56 degrees.

Thursday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop, with a high temperature of 81 degrees.

Thursday night: mostly clear skies and mild temperatures develop, with a low of 60 degrees.

Friday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop, with a chance for isolated rain shower or thunderstorm.

High temperatures will be around 84 degrees.

Labor day weekend: high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s, with an isolated rain shower possible each afternoon.

Now in our solid blue report... there are a lot of questions around u-k's football team, as the start of the season approaches.

Sports director bryan kennedy has more on how the cats are planning to answer those questions.

Solid blue fans are pumped to see the cats take the field on saturday, but you can't deny the unknowns.

Coach stoops has already said...you don't know what you don't know.

How will that young secondary react to their first game experience?

How big of a step has terry wilson made in year two?

Benny snell is gone...can the stable of running backs the cats have answer the bell on saturday?

At the end of the day, stoops says the cats have a gameplan, but in games things don't go your way and you have to find a way to win.

C1 3 coming up later in sports...we talk transfers and kentucky football.

Tom and v-j back to you.

Staying with sports... usa today is reporting there is now a police investigation into demarcus cousins... and threats he allegedly made against the mother of his 7 year old son.

L3: white demarcus cousins accused of death threat according to their report... the investigation stems from a phone conversation leaked by t-m-z.

In the audio... a male voice... allegedly cousins... can be heard telling a woman that he would quote "put a bullet in your expletive head."

It was reportedly in response to not being given permission to have his son at his wedding... which happened saturday.

Cousins is set to miss the upcoming season... after an a-c-l tear earlier this month.

Coming up later... a massive verdict in the opioid edipemic.

L3: coming up white johnson & johnson opioid verdict we'll tell you how it could forecast rulings in other lawsuits... including against opioid manufacturers in kentucky.

Kentucky governor matt bevin facing some major backlash.

Woman: the 10-minute rant in which he called teachers selfish, shortsighted, woman: the 10-minute rant in which he called teachers and misinformed.

It's been called the war on public education.

Devastating cuts to public schools and universities.

No money for textbooks.

Threats to educators' retirement security.

Taking kentucky backwards.

But a $56 million tax deal for the banking industry.

More for the rich mo and less for schools.

Tell matt bevin -- stop taking and less for schools.

Kentucky's schools backwards.

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My family means everything to me.

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Just like many kentucky families.

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Tonight: a cold front will move across the region, and continue to give us the chance for scattered rain and a few storms. overnight low temperatures will be around 65 degrees.

Wednesday: a few morning rain showers will be possible for eastern kentucky, with clearing skies for the entire commonwealth.

Wednesday high temperatures will be around 80 degrees.

Wednesday night: mostly clear skies and cool temperatures will develop, with a low of 56 degrees.

Thursday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop, with a high temperature of 81 degrees.

Thursday night: mostly clear skies and mild temperatures develop, with a low of 60 degrees.

Friday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop, with a chance for isolated rain shower or thunderstorm.

High temperatures will be around 84 degrees.

Labor day weekend: high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s, with an isolated rain shower possible each afternoon.

C1 3 turning to sports... we've told you that the football cats are weak in the c1 3 secondary... but that could change big time, next season.

Up next... bryan kennedy has the details on a transfer... that you might see at the top of the depth chart.

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C1 3 would argue with you if you say that florida win was the game of the year....and it looks like kroger field will be packed for this year's rematch.

U-k athletics announcing on tuesday the game is completely soldout through u-k.

Full season ticket packages including the game are no longer available.

Last season, after 31-straight wins over the cats, kentucky finally took down the gators...this time at the swamp.

The rematch will be september 14th...kickoff under lights...at 7 p-m.

In case you missed it, late last night the kentucky football team got a huge commit from one of the best transfers in the country.

Former l-s-u cornerback kelvin joseph deciding to transfer to kentucky.

Joseph played in 11 games last year for the tigers.

He was a consensus top-50 recruit which would make him one of the highest- ranked recruits to ever attend kentucky.

He will have to sit out this year, but he will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Speaking of transfers and eligibility...u-k athletics has still not gotten word back from the n-c- a-a on xavier peters.

Kentucky and peters submitted their paperwork at the beginning of the month, but have not heard anything back.

Mark stoops says everything isn't done on their end...f-s-u has paperwork to submit as well, but at the end of the day when and if he is cleared...inserting him immediately isn't the most realistic.

C1 3 e-s-p-n n-b-a insider adrian wojnarowski c1 3 is reproting former cat andrew harrison has agreed to a training camp deal with the golden state warriors.

During his five-year carrer, andrew has spent time with the memphis grizzlies, the cleveland cavaliers and most recently the new orleans pelicans.

You can't talk about one twin and not the other...andrew's twin aaron spent last season in turkey and signed there again to play this season.

The morehead state eagles kick their season off this thursday.

They will take on union college...kickoff set for 6 at jayne stadium.

Head coach rob tenyer will brought in more than 30 recruits...that's a third of his team, but he says that kind of turnover is just the nature of the beast at their level of football.

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C1 3 johnson and johnson is set to pay hundreds of millions... for contributing to oklahoma's opioid problem.

Tara palmeri has more in our nation view.

L3: nation view white johnson & johnson to pay $572m for opioid marketing l3: nation view white judge thad balkman cleveland county district court l3: nation view white johnson & johnson to pay $572m for opioid marketing l3: nation view white mike hunter attorney general of oklahoma l3: nation view white johnson & johnson to pay $572m for opioid marketing l3: nation view white gail box mother of opioid overdose victim l3: nation view white johnson & johnson to pay $572m for opioid marketing l3: nation view white sabrina strong johnson & johnson attorney richard sackler former chairman and president of purdue pharma l3: nation view white johnson & johnson to pay $572m for opioid marketing l3: developing news white tara palmeri abc news johnson and johnson and its janssen pharmacuetical companies were ordered to pay 572 million dollars by a oklahoma judge for contributing to the state's opioid crisis sot - judge thad balkman / cleveland county district court: "the opioid crisis is an imminent danger and menace to oklahomans."

This landmark decision could hold drug companies, pharmacies and distributors liable for the epidemic sot - mike hunter / attorney general of oklahoma: "the company used pseudoscience and misleading information to downplay the risks of opioids" more than 2000 cases have been brought against johnson and johnson by state and local governments across the country 18 million opioid prescriptions were written in oklahoma -- a state with 3.9 million people and authorities say thousands of oklahomans have died from opioid overdoses the decision comes as a sign of hope for many families -- like gail and craig box who testified in the trail after their son austin -- a linebacker at the university of oklahoma -- died of an overdose in 2011.

Sot - gail box: "nothing is going to bring my son back but this victory allows his death to stand for something" austin was first prescribed the drug for a back injury.

Johnson & johnson and janssen pharmaceuticals say they will appeal this decision.

Sot - sabrina strong: johnson and johnson did not cause the opioid abuse crisis here in oklahoma or anywhere in this country."

This ruling came after another surprise judgment against pharmaceutical giant purdue -- owned by the billionaire sackler family.

The company best known for producing the painkiller oxycontin natsot - deposition: "do you know how much the sackler family has made off the sale of oxycontin?: sackler - "i don't know."

"but fair to say it's over $1 billion?"

Sackler - "it would b fair to say that.

Yes."

Tag: all eyes are on two cases in cleveland where two counties are set to go to trial against multiple drug companies and distributors in october.

Tara palmeri abc news washington.

Now let's take a final look at weather with jason.

Overview: rain c1 3 showers are expected this evening into early wednesday, with thunderstorms possible this evening, as a cold front moves through kentucky overnight into wednesday morning.

Drier weather and more sunshine develops wednesday through friday, with temperatures around 80 to 85 degrees.

Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s for labor day weekend, with a slight chance for a rain shower or thunderstorm.

That's all the time we have world news tonight with david

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