MSCS updates security guidelines after gun incident at football game

Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 10:53 AM CDT
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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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