• Gun found in student's backpack at Memphis high school

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A gun was found inside a Memphis high school student’s backpack Wednesday. 

    The incident happened at Ridgeway High School in East Memphis, according to Shelby County Schools. 

    Officials said a staff member at Ridgeway found the pellet gun in the student’s backpack. 

    The student was not identified by school officials. 


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    According to SCS, there was “no incident involving the pellet gun and not threats were made.” 

    However, it was a serious violation of district policy, and the student is facing disciplinary actions. 

    The school is alerting parents of the situation. 

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