According to a press release from the Johnson City Police Department, a 17-year-old male student, who was not otherwise identified by authorities, was charged with possession of a weapon on school property, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of tobacco products and possession of fireworks.
School administrators and the school’s resource officers received a tip that a student possibly had a gun. During the ensuing lockdown, the student was located and searched.
The officer reportedly found an air pistol, a knife, drug paraphernalia, electronic cigarettes and fireworks among the boy’s belongings.
He was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center and is awaiting arraignment.