Arrest made in case of picture showing gun at Melrose High School

Arrest made in case of picture showing gun at Melrose High School

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A 17-year-old is in custody for taking a controversial picture at Melrose High School.

The picture shows an adult standing in the school's hallway, pointing a gun at the camera, and holding money in front of a young woman's face.

Investigators said the 17-year-old they arrested gave the adult the handgun and took his picture. The 17-year-old is also believed to be the person who sneaked the adult in the picture onto campus.

The 17-year-old is charged with carrying a weapon on school property. The adult featured in the picture is still at large.

This is the second incident involving a stranger inside a Shelby County School this week. The first was when a woman was arrested at Trezevant High for posing as a student during a fight.

"When someone actually get killed sitting at our school. Someone could of really got hurt. It just so happened he took a picture and he left," Breauna Windows, Melrose student, said.

For some students, the gunman looks all too familiar.

"He looks like just someone that I seen," Windows said.

Shelby County Schools said the man in the photo was able to enter the building because a door was left partially open during dismissal.

"The students just need to realize who they let in and out the doors. If it doesn't look like a person that you know or doesn't look like they here to go into the office, don't let them in at all," Windows said.

For the second time this weeks, adults have not only sneaked into SCS schools, but have also had weapons.

Police arrested 19-year-old Candice Lee at Trezevant High School Wednesday. Investigators said she dressed in a school uniform and sneaked onto campus to help her sister in a fight. Her family said she gave her sister a knife.

For parents and families, they want more security.

"I'm hoping that they can kinda get something that would be more secure for them. Getting them in and out the doors," Betty Boyland, grandparent, said.

Despite parents wanting SCS to increase security measures, the school system said they already have strict security measures in place...including metal detectors.

SCS said the Trezevant principal notified parents of the fight on campus and administrators are working closely to prevent this type of situation from happening in the future.

MPD has identified the man in the photo taken at Melrose High School, but he is not in custody at this time.

If you know the location of the man, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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