A Christiana Middle School sixth-grader was arrested and will be expelled for allegedly bringing an unloaded gun to school on Monday, Rutherford County Schools said.
The student did not make any threats against other students and did not possess any ammunition, RCS said.
On Monday afternoon, the school administration received a tip about a student possibly possessing an airsoft gun at school. However, upon searching the student’s backpack, they discovered an unloaded handgun, RCS said. The student did not possess any ammunition and there were no threats made against any students at school.
The student was arrested by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, and the student will be expelled under the district’s Zero Tolerance policy, RCS said.
A phone and email message has been sent to parents at both Christiana Middle School and Christiana Elementary School.