Special report: In Tennessee, a gun or threat is reported at school every 3 days

Tennessean: It was a little after 2 p.m. in August 2007 at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis when a young man entered the building, pulled out a handgun and said, “Everybody get on the ground.”

Earlier that day, he’d threatened school officials who escorted him out of the building as a part of his pending expulsion from the school.

Instead of shooting anyone, the young man bolted out a door of the wood shop classroom. He was quickly arrested about a half-mile from the school, according to a police report.

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