Student arrested for carrying gun at Whites Creek High School

Monday, October 25, 2010 at 1:56pm
Staff reports

Metro police arrested a student this morning for carrying a loaded pistol at Whites Creek High School.

The student, who is 17, brought a loaded .380 semi-automatic handgun to the school. Acting on a tip, a school resource officer there made the arrest. Upon searching the student's locker, police also found a clip loaded with five rounds. 

The teen was charged in Juvenile Court with unlawfully carrying a gun on school property. 

9 Comments on this post:

By: richgoose on 10/26/10 at 1:06

While some people in this city cannot conceive of even thinking about bringing a gun to school there are others whose culture does not accept it as anything out of the ordinary.

By: Loretta Bridge on 10/26/10 at 6:52

How many times this delinquent been arrested before?
I am sure he will be right back in school by next week. A murderer
in the making.

By: tdterry1999 on 10/26/10 at 8:45

The schools have no control over these kids.We need to change the staffing at Metro Schools and at the School Board.

By: Trumpetman on 10/26/10 at 10:02

What difference would it make changing out the staffing in the schools and school board??? Some of you all who have no clue about the field of education make absolutely no sense when you all comment on what needs to be done in the school system. I think we may need to look at the parents and blame them for not setting rules and regulations for their children early on, from infancy, so when they get to schools they will know how to be have and know that it is not ok to bring a gun to school. It has nothing to do with what the school staff is doing or not doing. Lets look at where the problems are rooting, in the community, so therefore we are all to blame for the lack of control, it takes a village to raise a child...

By: AmyLiorate on 10/26/10 at 10:11

Trumpetman, I agree with you all the way until that last sentence.

This 17 year old should be punished. Tthe parents are also accountable for his actions to a degree. As long as children behave the way they do at school the parents should bear the burden of straightening them out. Until that is done I don't see any one really improving the situation.

To say the "village" will raise the child sounds like letting off the hook the people most directly involved with raising a child.

By: NewYorker1 on 10/26/10 at 1:26

They should cut the student and the student's parent's head off. That'll be fewer menaces to society we all will have to worry about.

By: courier37027 on 10/26/10 at 8:17

I noitce the absence of our usual posters who claim they volunteer in the public schools, how these schools are safer than ever, believe the children, the most important thing a community does is educating children, ... . Those posters will be back for self-congratulations when Metro announces improvement in schools from a F grade to a D-.

By: Trumpetman on 10/27/10 at 8:44

To Amy: The reason I say it takes a village is because the children are not at home with their parents 24/7, some parents aren't even around. So it does take all of us to do our part, and not do like some of these people who just point fingers and do nothing to help the situations.

By: David_S on 10/28/10 at 8:12

The responsibility really does lie mostly with the parents. I would be all for checking this kids parents (or parent) to see if they have any other kids, and possibly considering putting them in foster care.