Gun found in student's backpack at Memphis high school

WATCH: Gun found in student??€™s backpack at Memphis high school

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.

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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.