Memphis, TN: Student Injured By Gunshot At School
Student Injured By Gunshot At School
School Immediately Placed On Lockdown
POSTED: 10:21 am CDT October 24, 2007
UPDATED: 5:39 pm CDT October 24, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A teenager who brought a gun to school planning to sell it accidentally fired the weapon in a classroom Wednesday, wounding another student in an arm, police said.
Markees Smith, 15, was charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and carrying a gun on school property. He was arrested by Memphis police and turned over to Juvenile Court authorities.
The wounded student, who was not seriously injured, was treated at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis and sent home. The 16-year-old male was described by police as a friend of Smith's.
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The TV news story reported that the alleged shooter left school property and told his mother what had happened, and she took him back to school and turned him over to the police. The family had moved to Memphis in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Another Gun at a Memphis City School
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Posted by George Brown
Man brings gun to Memphis High School, confronts student
(Memphis 10/24/2007) A man has been arrested for bringing a gun onto the campus of Fairley High School. Police say 20 year old Eddie Smith walked onto the campus and pulled a gun on a student.
A Memphis City Schools representative told us the man, whose age is unknown, had been dating a student at Fairley until recently. The man tried to call the ex-girlfriend this morning and apparently the new boyfriend answered. We're told the man went to Fairley and was signing in at the office when he saw the new boyfriend, at which time he pulled his gun. The gun was not fired and no one was hurt.
Police say Smith physically assaulted a school resource officer during a pat down, but was eventually taken into custody. The resource officer was treated and released from Methodist Hospital.
Smith was charged with Carrying a weapon on school property, aggravated criminal trespass and resisting arrest.