MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A student was found with a gun Wednesday at Bartlett High School.
According to a statement from the district, another student tipped off a school staffer that the student brought a gun to school. The school resource officer and administrators tracked down and searched the student. They found an unloaded gun.
The district says the student is now facing expulsion and criminal prosecution.
“I want to commend the student who reported this situation," reads the statement from Bartlett City Schools. "This is a prime example of why we encourage students to come forward when they hear about the possibility of any inappropriate behavior, especially acts that impact school safety. I also want to commend our school resource officer and our staff for the quick manner in which they dealt with this situation.”