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Two Teens Arrested for Carrying Guns at Separate High Schools



Resource officers at separate Metro high schools today arrested two students for carrying guns on school property.      

In a case at Stratford High School, a 17-year-old 10th grader was observed leaving campus this morning, only to return at 10 a.m.  Administrators stopped him after he arrived back on school property and asked whether he had any contraband.  The student replied that there was a gun in his bag.  During a search of the bag, a nine millimeter semi-automatic pistol was recovered with nine bullets in the magazine.  There was not a round in the chamber of the gun.  The 17-year-old said someone gave him the weapon, which he was carrying for protection.       

In a case at Pearl Cohn High School, a 15-year-old 9th grader was arrested this morning after he ran from a resource officer outside the school.  A check of the school’s surveillance system showed the 15-year-old conceal something near the entrance of the football stadium.  That item turned out to be a loaded nine millimeter semi-automatic pistol with eight rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber.  The 15-year-old said he bought the gun on the street and was carrying it for protection.      

Both teenagers were taken to juvenile detention.