HCSO: Student charged for bringing loaded gun to Washington Alternative Learning Center

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) says a student was taken into police custody after bringing a loaded gun to school Friday. (Image: WTVC)

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) says a student was taken into police custody after bringing a loaded gun to school Friday.

HCSO spokesman Matt Lea says it happened this morning at Washington Alternative Learning Center.

Lea says the student was found to have brought the loaded handgun onto campus.

The sheriff's office filed a petition with Hamilton County Juvenile Court charging him with carrying a dangerous weapon on school grounds.

Lea says the student was then released into East Ridge Police Department custody for questioning about an incident that happened off campus earlier this morning.

The sheriff's office says the suspect is a juvenile, and will not be identified.

Depend on us to update you as we learn more.

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