16-year-old found with handgun at high school - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

16-year-old found with handgun at high school

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(WMC-TV) – A Fairley High School student was taken to juvenile court after deputies found a handgun in his backpack.

According to Shelby County Sheriff's Office, deputies assigned to the high school received a tip that a student was on campus with a gun. When they searched the 16-year-old student's backpack, an unloaded .22 caliber revolver was found along with .22 caliber ammunition.

The teen was taken to juvenile court and is charged with carrying a weapon on school property.

According to an Action News 5 database, this is the ninth gun found on a Shelby County School District campus so far this school year.

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