MSCS updates security guidelines after gun incident at football game
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis-Shelby County Schools is updating their event security protocols after an incident involving a gun at a jamboree football game last week.
Tipton County Schools announced a similar policy on Tuesday.
Memphis police say a student ran across the field while armed with a gun during a game at Crump Stadium on Friday.
Officers found a Glock 19 and 18 live rounds tucked into the suspect’s pocket.
They were taken to juvenile court and charged with a misdemeanor weapon law violation.
No shots were fired during the ordeal.
MSCS now says they will screen all attendees for events with a walk-through metal detector or a wand.
In addition, only clear bags will be allowed, with a possible exception for medical reasons only. All bags must be checked by hand.
Also, no one will be allowed re-entry into the event.
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