Metro police arrested 18-year-old Treanous L. Bowers Sunday night for allegedly carrying a gun at the Stratford High School graduation ceremony at Tennessee State University’s Gentry Center.
Bowers, who is not currently a Metro Nashville Public Schools student, allegedly had a loaded Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum, 13 grams of marijuana and two Xanax pills. Police charged him with carrying a weapon on school property and drug possession.
Bowers did not have a handgun carry permit. He is being held in lieu of $17,500 bond.
According to police, a citizen told police that Bowers got a gun from his car and stuck it in the waistband of his pants. Police arrested Bowers after the graduation event when he and two women returned to the car described by the witness. Police said they found the gun under the driver’s seat.
One of the two women with was a 2011 Stratford graduate. Bowers had attended Stratford High School but did not graduate, police said. Both women were released after they told police they didn’t know Bowers had the gun or the drugs.