A gun was detected in the backpack of an Overton High School student this morning as the 15-year-old boy passed through the school's metal detectors.
A .25-caliber RG26 handgun was retrieved from the backpack. It was not loaded, but the backpack also contained a magazine with five live rounds.
Shelby County Sheriff's officers were called to the scene. They arrested the student and charged him with possession of a weapon on school property. He was transported to Shelby County Juvenile Court.