LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Wilson County student was taken into custody Friday afternoon after a gun was found at a school.
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office sent out an alert to parents of students in the Lebanon Special School District on Friday.
Officials say a student approached the principal of Winfree Bryant Middle School, making her aware that another student brought a gun to school and had it in a backpack.
Authorities were able to locate the student at dismissal and confiscate the gun, which was unloaded at the time. Two loose bullets were also found in the student’s backpack.
The student has been arrested and transported by the sheriff’s office.
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement to parents after the incident stating that a quick response led to the arrest.
We want to make you aware of an incident that occurred at Winfree Bryant Middle School this afternoon. At dismissal, a student made the principal aware that one of our students brought a gun to school today and had it in a backpack.
The quick response of the school principal and the SRO enabled us to intercept the student and confiscate the gun which was not loaded. Two bullets were also found in the student’s backpack.
There is no tolerance for weapons on our school campuses, and the student will face the most serious administrative consequences allowable in the district.
The student was arrested and transported by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.
You can support our district and our students by reiterating at home the importance of alerting a school administrator or SRO if a weapon is either seen or discussed. Also, please ensure that children have no access to weapons at home.
Safety is our very first priority, and both district personnel and local law enforcement will be involved upon students return to school on Tuesday.Wilson County Sheriff’s Office
According to authorities, the student will face “the most serious administrative consequences allowable in the district.”