A 16-year-old boy was arrested, and a 27-year-old adult, who is also an SCS employee, charged, after deputies say the teen was found with a gun in the parking lot at East High School.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and SCS resource officers responded to a report of three trespassers in the parking lot at East Wednesday. They say a deputy spotted the gun in the 16-year-old’s waistband. Investigators say when the deputy approached the teen, he tossed the gun into a car with a waiting adult.
Investigators say the adult, 27-year-old Kourtney Jimmerson, told deputies the gun belonged to him. He was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Shelby County Schools says Jimmerson is an employee with SCS. He has been referred to labor relations, and appropriate action will be taken pending the outcome of an investigation.
SCS also says it phoned parents about the incident, and the trespassers “were at no time a threat.” SCS says the group did not enter a building. A statement went on to say “We appreciate the work of diligent SCSO deputies and school security for observing and handling this incident immediately.”