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HCSO SRO Arrests Student at East Ridge High School – Firearm Recovered


Hamilton County, TN – Earlier this afternoon at approximately 2:00 pm, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to East Ridge High School was contacted by the Hamilton County Juvenile Court regarding a student with active attachments for Probation Violation and Unruly Conduct.

The SRO made contact with the student in question and after searching their person, a loaded handgun (Glock) was found in the student’s pants.

The student was arrested and was charged with the following in addition to the attachments listed above from Juvenile Court:

• Possession of a Firearm on School Property

• Contraband in a Penal Institution

As this incident involves a juvenile, no further details will be released.

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