A student at a local high school was arrested on Thursday morning for having a gun on campus.

It happened at Hixson High.

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Matt Lea says the school resource officer received a tip that a student had a gun.

Lea says the SRO found the student and then found a loaded handgun in his possession.

The student was taken to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center.

He was charged with Carrying a Dangerous Weapon on School Grounds.

“The HCSO wishes to reassure the public that our personnel work diligently each day with the HCDE to ensure a safe, learning environment for our students,” Lea said in a press release.

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