[Editor’s note: This story published on Jan. 17, 2019, in our print edition but was delayed in being posted online due to technical issues.]
Authorities were tipped off to the gun possession, and school security officers confiscated the weapon and arrested the 17-year-old student without incident.
No details have been released on why the student brought a weapon onto school grounds.
The Shelby County Schools district released a statement, saying the matter remains under investigation. Parents received notification about the incident Monday night.