Tennessee Teen Charged With Carrying Loaded Gun At School

Sep 10, 2018

Davidson Co., Tenn.
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Police in Tennessee say a high school student has been charged with carrying a loaded pistol on school grounds.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says in a news release school resource officers arrested the 17-year-old on Friday at Pearl-Cohn High School in Nashville.

The statement says a 9mm semi-automatic pistol was recovered with one live round in the chamber and 19 live rounds in the magazine. The student told authorities he found the pistol on a street and carried it for protection.

The statement says a check of the pistol's serial number shows it was stolen in 2010 during a car burglary.

The teen was charged with carrying a gun on school grounds and possessing a stolen weapon.