Hillsboro H.S. student arrested for having loaded gun on campus

(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Hillsboro High School student was arrested for having a loaded gun in his car on campus.

Metro police reported the 17-year-old student had a loaded 40 caliber pistol hidden under the dashboard of the teen’s car, which was parked at the school.

Two students reported to police the senior threatened them on Wednesday and allegedly pointed the gun at them from his car as school was dismissed.

A school resource officer was waiting for the student to show up in the school parking lot Friday morning. The student was arrested.

News 2 spoke with one of the arrested officers on Friday afternoon.

“The gun had 13 rounds in the magazine. It did not have one in the chamber, or as we say, in the pipe,” said Sgt. Scott Hull with the Metro-Nashville Police Department.

Sgt. Hull told News 2 he positioned himself in the parking lot and watched for the teen to arrive to school Friday morning. When he got out of the car, the officer arrested him.

Student Brandon Poe said he had just arrived to school when it all happened.

“I was pulling in and saw the cops, so I thought something was up and then during first period I saw a tweet and then started talking to my friends about it at lunch,” said Poe.

The high school senior is charged with aggravated assault and unlawful gun possession. He was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.