Thursday, February 13 2014 8:44 PM EST2014-02-14 01:44:32 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Detectives with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office found a handgun and a bag of marijuana inside a locker at Fairley High School Thursday. Someone walking in the hall reported an odor comingMore >>
Detectives with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office found a handgun and a bag of marijuana inside a locker at Fairley High School Thursday.More >>
Wednesday, February 12 2014 1:24 PM EST2014-02-12 18:24:48 GMT
(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 receivedMore >>
A Fairley High School student was taken to juvenile court after deputies found a handgun in his backpack.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:13:44 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police used a ladder during a suspect search near the airport after he jumped into a drainage ditch. The search took place in an area along Tchulahoma Road. Initial reports were that MemphisMore >>
Memphis police used a ladder during a suspect search near the airport after he jumped into a drainage ditch.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:10:44 GMT
(WMC) - A man is dead after a shooting in a South Memphis neighborhood. Police responded to 1484 Patton Street around 9 p.m. Friday. That is where the victim was found with a gunshot wound. CopyrightMore >>
A man is dead after a shooting in a South Memphis neighborhood.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:05:26 GMT
As the Summer winds down all the College Football Conferences are wrapping up their Media Days with the start of the New Season just about a Month away. Memphis Tigers Head Coach Justin Fuente is gettingMore >>
With American Athletic Conference Media Days coming up July 28th and 29, Memphis Tiger Head Coach Justin Fuente wants his team to be under the radar as it gets ready for the season.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:00:38 GMT
(WMC) - After fears that the water and electricity at Leahy's Mobile Home Park would be shut off next week, Memphis Lights Gas and Water has reached an agreement. The agreement gives the park until AugustMore >>
After fears that the water and electricity at Leahy's Mobile Home Park would be shut off next week, Memphis Lights Gas and Water has reached an agreement.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) – Three different weapons found and three different students arrested on one Shelby County Schools campus in one week has Action News 5 wondering what is going on at Fairley High School.
On Friday, a student was arrested for bringing a stun gun to school, which was discovered during a routine morning metal detector screening. In a letter home to parents, the principal noted this was the third weapon found on campus this week and called it "troubling."
"The fact that this is the third time this week I have to write to parents about a weapon being brought to campus is very troubling," wrote Fairley High School Principal Brenda Thompson. "In each case, there was no incident and no significant disruption to our school day; however, I am still deeply concerned about this behavior."
Despite three weapons being found on campus this week, Tiffany Brown is not worried about her daughter's safety.
"I don't worry about any of the kids," she said. "Whatever happens, it happens. But I'm actually glad she goes here."
"While we are trained and prepared to handle safety-related situations in our school, we need support from our parents," principal Brenda Thompson wrote. "I urge you to be extremely vigilant and talk to your child about the seriousness of this type of behavior."
"I really don't understand why they do it," Brown said about kids bringing weapons to school. "I know that some of the kids do need protection around here. They're afraid of the gangs or whatever, but that's something they could leave at home."
Despite a rocky week, Tiara Brown enjoys going to school.
"I get the education that I need and I'm having fun," said Tiara, a senior at Fairley High School.
"It's always a concern when you see situations like this, but the saving grace is that there was no harm done," Shelby County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chip Washington said.
Investigators say there is no sign of any obvious reasons that would explain why there has been so many weapons brought onto the school's campus.
Even so, Shelby County Sheriff's Office plans to make sure no one gets hurt.
"Our primary focus is to ensure the safety of the faculty, staff, and students of all the schools that we patrol on a daily basis," said Washington.
Students say teachers and staff openly discourage the use of guns.
"They tell us we don't need any weapons," said Brown. "We're very safe and all we need is a pen, pencil, and book."
SCS says school staff is trained to deal with these types of situations. The district added that the students who came forward with information, as well as the teachers who did not let the incidents become a distraction, should be commended.
To read the entire letter sent home to parents by the principal, click here.
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off. And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again." More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:23:15 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >>
Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an...More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:12:23 GMT
(WMC) - A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week. Tonight, one of them remains missing. The other resident is hospitalized. TheMore >>
A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:49:54 GMT
(WMC) – It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor! Back-to-school haircuts As the kids get closer toMore >>
It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor!More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:01:23 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police took a Shelby County Sheriff's deputy recruit into custody Thursday afternoon at a training academy. Hunter Queen, 24, was booked into jail around 4 p.m., but his charges remainMore >>
Memphis police arrested a deputy recruit at the Shelby County sheriff's training academy Thursday after an investigation revealed he could be the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run. More >>