Memphis, Tenn. — A scary situation might have been avoided after Memphis Police found guns on two people at a Shelby County Schools football jamboree Friday night.
According to the Memphis Police Department, two men and two juveniles were arrested for bringing a weapon to the event at Central High School.
Police said that Shelby County Schools security guards told them that there were people at the football stadium with guns and detectives received information that people planned on shooting into the crowd.
According to a police affidavit, parents told school security that four people threw a red backpack over the back fence and then jumped the gate.
Witnesses said they saw one of those people place a black handgun with an extended clip inside the backpack.
Police said that they determined that the group was made up of 19-year-old Jeremiah Rubin, 18-year-old Andrew Johnson, a juvenile student from Melrose High School, and a juvenile student from White Station High School.
When Memphis Police approached the group, they reported finding a loaded black handgun in Rubin’s front pocket along with a loaded handgun with the serial number filed off, an extended magazine and a laser mounted to the weapon inside of the backpack being carried by the White Station High School student.
According to police, Johnson admitted to knowing Rubin was armed when they entered school property.
Rubin is charged with carrying a weapon on school property with intent and unlawful possession of a weapon. Johnson faces one count of carrying a weapon on school property and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon.
The two juveniles were also arrested and taken to juvenile court, according to Memphis Police.
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