LOCAL | Backpack Filled With Weapons And Ammo Found At Memphis High School, Teen Arrested

Memphis police were alerted Monday morning after a backpack was found with weapons in it at Raleigh Egypt High School.

Reports indicated that a cleaning lady at the school found the bag right before 10 a.m. by a dumpster in the bushes. Police searched the bag and found three loaded handguns and over 100 rounds of ammunition.

Campus cameras recorded a student hiding the bag in the bushes a few minutes after 9 a.m. There is belief that the weapons were intended to be used as part of drug deal robberies later in the day.

The teen caught on camera was arrested and taken to juvenile detention. He was consequently charged with carrying a weapon on school grounds and unlawful possession of a weapon.

One of the weapons was reported stolen as well.