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16-Year-Old Charged, Had Loaded Gun At School

Posted: 3:31 PM, Mar 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-11 16:31:19-05

A 16-year-old has been charged after he was found carrying a loaded gun at school.

Authorities said school resource officers acted on a tip Friday at Maplewood High School.

They discovered a freshman was carrying a loaded nine millimeter handgun on school property.

According to reports, the weapon was found in his backpack.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said when the 16-year-old was asked why he brought the gun to school he said, “I was just being stupid.”

The teen told police the gun belonged to a family member.

He was charged with carrying a gun on school property. No further details were available.