(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- A student at Bearden Middle School was arrested Monday for bringing an unloaded gun to school, The Knoxville News Sentinel reports.
According to police, the .357 magnum handgun belonged to a family member, though they would not confirm that that meant the student had brought it from home.
The student apparently brought the unloaded weapon in to show his friends. Other students reported him to school officials after seeing the gun.
He was taken to the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Service Center and charged with possessing a gun on school property.
Police have not said if anyone else faces charges in connection with the incident.
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