2 charged after shots fired near La Vergne High School

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two teens have been charged after a shooting near La Vergne High School Tuesday afternoon. 

According to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, a 15-year-old boy allegedly fired three rounds while standing on a sidewalk off campus toward La Vergne High School. No one was injured, but one car in the school’s parking lot was struck. The shooting happened around the time of dismissal. 

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La Vergne Police received a tip that two individuals were spotted in a nearby area. One officer spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s and pulled it over. They found two suspects inside, including the 15-year-old and 18-year-old Damondre Hayes. Two firearms were recovered from the vehicle.  

Both suspects have been charged with possession of a weapon. Hayes was booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center and the 15-year-old was sent to the Juvenile Detention Center. 

The motive is still under investigation. As a precaution, extra school resource officers will be at the school Wednesday.  

Both La Vergne Police and the Sheriff’s Office are investigating. 

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