A School Resource Officer at Whites Creek High School arrested a 17-year-old student for allegedly bringing a loaded but trigger-locked handgun onto campus, Metro Police said.
The student allegedly brought the loaded .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun to school on Monday because he said he felt threatened, according to police.
Another student tipped off authorities that the teen had the loaded gun that included a loaded seven-round clip.
The teen told police he got the gun from his parent’s bedroom and that he did not have a key for the trigger lock.
He was charged at Juvenile Court with unlawfully carrying a gun on school property.