One in custody after shots fired near Bolton High School - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

One in custody after shots fired near Bolton High School

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ARLINGTON, TN (WMC) - Students at Bolton High School were shaken up just a few hours into their spring break after someone fired several shots into the air near the school as it let out.

Investigators say it happened just off campus. According to students, the shots came from the woods, near the parking lot where investigators gathered evidence.

"I heard the shots because I was on the way to the car, and all of a sudden we heard about three shots. Everybody started running," said Aaronis Turner.

According to a spokesperson for the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, a student said he got into a fight with another person a few days before the incident and he planned to fight back at the school. Friday, several people arrived at Bolton and waited for the victim to get out of school. When he did, the group attacked him in the parking lot.

A student witness told police that she saw four men in a black BMW sedan near the school.  She says someone in the car fired shots into the air with a black semi-automatic handgun.

Investigators arrested 20-year-old Daron Childress shortly after the incident. According to police, Childress admitted to firing several shots into the air after seeing a large group of people coming towards him during a fight near the school.

Childress told police he was at the school picking up his little brother.  He was afraid his little brother would be involved in a fight at school.

Childress is charged with reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

Parents who spoke with WMC Action News 5 say they are glad it is spring break because the incident really frightens them.

Shelby County Schools released the following statement Friday afternoon:

The Shelby County Sheriffs Department and SCS Security are investigating shots fired near Bolton High School following dismissal. There have been no reports of injuries.

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