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Police arrest man for East High School disturbance

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(WMC) – A Memphis man is accused of pointing a gun at an East High School student, which subsequently set off a lockdown the following day.

Memphis police say a group of students was standing on the east side of East High on April 10, 2014 around 2 p.m. when three cars pulled onto Holmes Street and the people riding in them got out.

Police say a "disturbance" broke out. According to an affidavit of complaint, Shinny Talley, 20, pulled out a handgun, racked the slide, waved it around, and then pointed it at one of the students.

As students arrived at school on April 11, 2014, students say they saw someone who had been involved in the disturbance back on campus and thought he had a gun. One student alerted school security that someone may have a gun on campus.

Memphis police and Shelby County sheriff's deputies put the school on lockdown while officers searched the school classroom by classroom. Officers did not find a gun, nor did they find the person who had been reportedly seen on campus. Although many parents signed their children out, classes resumed as scheduled.

Talley is charged with aggravated assault only in the disturbance from Thursday, April 10.

Talley posted a $15,000 bond. He is due in general sessions court Tuesday morning on the recent charge. He will also appear in court Friday to face previous charges.

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