School counselor talks student down from school shooting

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Courtesy of Sycamore Middle School

PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn. — A 14-year-old is behind bars after he brought a gun to school in Cheatham County.

According to WTVF, the teen showed up at Sycamore Middle School on Wednesday and asked to speak with the counselor, Molly Hudgens.

She reportedly became alarmed at some of the questions and asked if he had a gun.

He told her he did and went on to explain he had been having some problems at school.

He said he wanted to hurt several teachers and a police officer at the school, but came to her first to talk him out of it.

After 45 minutes, Hudgens persuaded the student to hand over the semi-automatic handgun.

He was taken into custody and charged with carrying and possession of a weapon on school property and communicating a threat concerning a school employee.