4 teens arrested after police find drugs, gun on school property - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

4 teens arrested after police find drugs, gun on school property

Eric Flores (Source: SCSO) Eric Flores (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis police arrested four teenagers they said had a gun and marijuana on the campus of Wooddale High School on Thursday.

School resource officers stopped a car in the teacher's parking lot.

Eric Flores, 18, and three other juveniles were taken into custody after police found a loaded gun, believed to be stolen from Mississippi, inside the car. They also found marijuana in the car.

One of the teens told police he was at the school to pick up paperwork after dropping out last month.

"It's just getting out of control," parent Clarence Hall said.

Flores and the three juveniles are all locked up, charged with carrying a weapon on school property and possession of marijuana and trespassing. Flores also faces an additional charge of providing a handgun to juveniles.

"Yes it was very dumb to bring a gun and drugs. Yes, you're supposed to be in school learning," Wall said.

Shelby County Schools released the following statement regarding the arrests:

"We're aware that a gun was found during an arrest of several individuals outside of the campus yesterday morning, and this incident is now being handled by local law enforcement. One of the individuals involved is a Wooddale student, and that student has been disciplined in accordance to Board policy."

The one arrested juvenile that was a student has been suspended. According to police, the ones who were not students were trespassing.

In the past two years, Wooddale High School has been ranked as the worst school for crime in Shelby County. Many parents said what happened here in the parking lot on Thursday is very unsettling.

"I've heard bad things about Wooddale all year long, and it's why I'm glad my kids are about to leave here," Hall said.

This is the same school where police were called to investigate a sexual assault involving two female students on May 4.

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