Unloaded gun found on Memphis School of Excellence student

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis School of Excellence student was found with an unloaded gun Wednesday.

The principal sent a letter home to parents about the incident, assuring them “no students or faculty were ever in danger.”

Police confiscated the gun, and the campus locked down until the 15-year-old student who brought the gun had left campus.

The student told police the gun belongs to his mother.

He also waived his rights and claimed he wasn’t aware the gun was in his backpack. However, staff members told police the student showed the gun to at least two other students in the cafeteria earlier that morning.

There is no word yet on if the mother will face any charges.

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