Hillwood High teens arrested on weapons charges

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 3:27pm

Two Hillwood High School students were arrested at 9 a.m. this morning after Metro police recovered a loaded semi-automatic handgun inside a 16-year-old female’s purse.

According to police spokeswoman Kristin Mumford, a 17-year-old male ninth-grade student originally showed other students the gun on the bus while riding to school.

“A student tip led to the identification of the 17-year-old as possibly having a gun,” Mumford said. “When he was searched, no gun was found, so officers reviewed the surveillance tapes inside the school and developed several locations where he had been.

“They went to a classroom, and in searching the classroom, located the gun inside a 16-year-old girl’s purse,” Mumford said. “He had made efforts to hand the gun off to other students prior to going into that classroom. The other students had said no." 

Both the 16-year-old female and 17-year-old male students have been charged in Juvenile Court with unlawful weapons possession on school property.

Five guns have been confiscated from Metro schools this school year, down from 11 guns last year. 

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4 Comments on this post:

By: EquinsuOcha on 4/29/10 at 8:35

17 year old freshman?!?!.......and his name is kristen?!......LMAO

By: vechester on 4/29/10 at 8:52

Didn't these kids get the message that there is a law banning guns in schools??? How dare they just trod into the school building packin'. I thought gun laws were to stop this type of thing from happening???

By: Loyal Rebel on 4/29/10 at 1:51

"Kristin" is the name of the female police officer who is with
PD public relations. I don't know WHY the name of the 17
year old punk and 16 year old WERE NOT listed in the story.
There should be a law against attending public school in
the 9TH GRADE when you are 17 years old...

By: free thinker on 4/30/10 at 3:32

Charges are being dropped. The police discovered they have concealed carry permits and were planning on going to the local pub for a few drinks after class. That justified their need to protect themselves from the gremlins in the bar.