School Officials Silent When It Comes To Weapons In Schools Numbers

School Officials Silent When It Comes To Weapons In Schools Numbers

Another weapon found in a Shelby County School. Now, now board members want some answers.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Another weapon found in a Shelby County School. And now board members want some answers.

Shelby County Schools said a White Station Middle School student brought a knife to school.

Memphis Police were called and the weapon was confiscated without incident. But this latest discovery of a weapon on school grounds has school board members wondering, have there been more weapons found since the merger?

Chris Caldwell wants to see the same information we've been trying to get for weeks. Trying to let you know whether more weapons are being found this year over last year.

Everybody agrees the information is needed so you can make sure your children are safe

According to our figures, there have been 15 so far this year. But school officials continue to refuse our request for exact numbers.

“What i'd like to see us start doing is compiling information so we can put it in context. Is this more than we had last year, or is it just more highly publicized,” Chris Caldwell of the Shelby County School Board said.

School board members admit security is a big issue this year.

“What we like to do, we look at 180 days on the calendar. We say we've got 180 days to make sure our kids are safe. We know every day something could happen, so we never turn a blind eye to that fact. We just try to do the best job we can each and every day,” Kevin Woods of the Shelby County School Board said.

Woods and Caldwell think the school system is doing a better job now than they did at the beginning of the year.

Superintendent Dorsey Hopson was heading back to Memphis from a trip to St. Louis and was not available for an interview.
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