Student in Custody after Stolen Gun Found at West High School, Knoxville Police Say

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Student in Custody after Stolen Gun Found at West High School, Knoxville Police Say

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Knoxville Police arrested a Knox County student at West High School Tuesday, May 14. The student is facing charges for having a stolen handgun on campus.

Following the student being taken into custody, KPD said West High received a call about a possible threat and out of an abundance of caution, the school was put on hard lockdown.

KPD officers and School Security Officers investigated the threat, finding no evidence to suggest the threat was credible. The lockdown was lifted around 2:15 p.m.

Another Knox County school, Vine Middle, was also placed on lockdown Tuesday for a potential threat.

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