Police find gun in backpack at Shelby school

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Students acting suspiciously caught the attention of a Shelby County school resource officer, who then found a gun in a student's backpack.

A statement by the sheriff's office said the incident occurred just after lunch on Thursday in the Southwind High School cafeteria.

The officer asked a 16-year-old boy to empty his backpack and the student tried to run, but was caught. A search of the backpack revealed a 40-caliber pistol and 10 rounds of ammunition.

The student was charged with carrying a weapon on school property and was taken to the Juvenile Detention Facility.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 129531053 - local8now.com/a?a=129531053
Gray Television, Inc.