Person with gun detained at Wooddale High School - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Person with gun detained at Wooddale High School

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis Police Department detained one person after reports of a person with a gun at Wooddale High School.

Nobody was injured during the incident. 

Many parents say they were not surprised by Thursday’s scare on campus.

“It's out of control,” said parent Aleisha Hunter. “It really is.”

Numbers show Wooddale High School has had some of the highest stats for crime in Shelby County in recent years.

“Yes it's scary, but I wasn't surprised,” Hunter said.

Officials have not said if the person was a student and why the person did it.

“Somebody could have gotten killed, Injured, anything could have happened,” said Dedric Nelson, who lives nearby.

Hunter said she transferred her child from Wooddale High last school year because things were getting too rough.

“It's outrageous, students there curse at adults. I got cursed at, called the B-word by a student,” Hunter said.

For two consecutive years from 2014-2015, Wooddale High School was the worst school for crime in Shelby County after reports of multiple fights, drug activity, and weapons on campus.

In December 2015, a large fight broke out in the cafeteria over a game of dice. Witnesses said the students overpowered the deputies.

“They need more people or officers over here doing patrols,” said Lillian Gray, who lives nearby.

Calls and emails to SCS were not returned, and we're hoping MPD will release more details Friday morning.

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