Student in custody after gun found at Marion High School - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Student in custody after gun found at Marion High School

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A Marion High School student is in custody after school administrators found a gun on campus, causing a school lockdown.

The Crittenden County Sheriff's Office gave the OK after the gun was found and the lockdown was lifted. Classes resumed as normal.

One student passed out, but school officials said it was because of a medical condition.

School officials said no students were injured, but it didn’t stop students and parents from being upset.

Nona Little is a grandmother of one of the students at MHS.

“The children were texting us from school saying we’re scared, come get us,” Little said.

Little said when she heard there was a school lockdown, she could not get there fast enough.

Students, like Little's granddaughter, Kaley Shelley, said they did all they could to stay safe.

“We were piling cabinets up against the doors and desks,” Shelley said. “We were grabbing things just in case. If he ever did come into the room, we could just start throwing stuff and give him a distraction.”

Even though classes resumed, parents decided to take their kids home. They were relieved everyone was safe.

“I wanted to faint. I’m good under pressure, but after pressure I’m ready to let it go,” Little said.

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