Deputies: Two arrested, one wanted after Heritage High handgun incident

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BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two people were arrested and one person is wanted after a handgun incident near Heritage High School in Maryville.

The Blount County Sheriff's Office arrested a 16-year-old male and 19-year-old Marcus A. Fornea of Townsend as a result of the incident. The Sheriff's Office is seeking a warrant for a third person allegedly involved.

The arrests stem from an incident that happened on the Heritage High School campus Tuesday afternoon.

A 17-year-old male Heritage student reported that while he was leaving school Tuesday afternoon, a 16-year-old called him a derogatory name. The 16-year-old was in a vehicle with Fornea and a third person, who is wanted by investigators.

Shortly after, Fornea's vehicle drove next to the victim's vehicle while traveling on East Lamar Alexander Parkway when officials say they brandished handguns at the victim and a female student who was in his car.

No injuries were reported.

The 16-year-old was charged with possession of a firearm on school property by delinquent and two charges of aggravated assault by delinquent. He is currently being held at the Blount County Juvenile Facility.

Fornea was charged with possession of a firearm on school property. He was arrested Thursday and taken to the Blount County Detention Facility. He is being held on a $1,250 bond.