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East Tennessee 8th grader charged with gun in school

October 20th, 2011 12:31 pm by Don Jacobs

KNOXVILLE — Authorities this morning praised students at Powell Middle School who alerted administrators that a 14-year-old student had brought a 9mm pistol to school.

"The kids acted responsibly," said Steve Griffin, chief security officer with Knox County Schools. "The kids came and told us."

Griffin said the incident occurred about 8 a.m. as students got off their buses and gathered in the cafeteria area before classes.

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