Stewarts Creek High School student arrested & expelled after bringing gun on campus


RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Rutherford County school is back open after being on lockdown Tuesday due to a student bringing a gun on campus.

James Evans, The Communications Director of Rutherford County Schools, sent out a release stating that Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said Stewarts Creek High School was on lockdown but all students were safe and secure.

This happened after a school resource officer received information about a student possibly having a gun at the school. Within a short amount of time, two students were taken into custody and detained. In an update around 11:45 a.m., Evans said the school returned to normal operations and the situation was resolved. The release states one student was arrested and expelled from the school.

According to an update around 1 p.m. from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department, A 16-year-old student was charged with possession of a weapon on campus and simple possession of marijuana. School Resource Officers found a handgun and marijuana inside of his backpack.

Courtesy: Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office

The second student who was detained in the process was not arrested in the investigation.

The 16-year-old was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center where he awaits a Juvenile Court hearing set for September 28.

“I am very proud of our SROs,” Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said. “They perform an invaluable service each and every day.”

No other information was immediately released.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.

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