Authorities charge 17-year-old Riverdale High School student with possession of a weapon

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) — Authorities discovered an unloaded gun in the possession of a 17-year-old student at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro Wednesday.

The school received a phone tip about the student possibly having a gun, which Communications and Community Relations Coordinator James Evans said led to the investigation.

The student was searched and an unloaded handgun and ammunition were found in his backpack.

He has been charged with possession of a weapon on school property and booked into the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center.

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