New data the FOX13 News I-Team obtained from the Memphis Police Department reveals police officers and Shelby County Sheriff's deputies have responded to an average of 65 calls to schools each week since the start of the school year Aug. 5.
The offenses range from assaults and weapons on campus to thefts and vandalism.
These numbers are only for Shelby County Schools in the city of Memphis. There have been high profile incidents, reported rapes and guns and knives in school. But many of these calls are more routine, things like theft and vandalism.
The call log provides insight into what officers are dealing with.
Police officers and deputies have responded to, since Oct. 2, 527 incidents on SCS campuses, according to records compiled by MPD's Real Time Crime Center.
Of the incidents, police have been called to campus on 14 felony weapons violations. Those calls include a gun on the Kirby High School campus. According to the report officers found a semi-automatic handgun and the suspect was a juvenile gang member.
Police also responded to a gun that fired in the Westside Elementary School cafeteria after a kindergartner brought it to school, and a handgun that was discovered at Wooddale High School after a fight. According to a police report the student told officers he brought it for protection.
Officers were also dispatched to Cypress Middle School after a student who brought a revolver to class in his backpack.
The report also shows two students were arrested with BB guns. A Ridgeway High student was arrested for bringing a BB gun to school. He told officers someone had threatened to kill him and his brother.
Officers were also called to Sherwood Middle School after a student there had a BB gun.
School fights account for the highest number of calls. There have been 163 on or around campus. Police classify them as simple assaults.
Officers are very familiar with some high schools. There were 18 simple assault reports at Craigmont, 15 at Wooddale and 11 at Raliegh-Egypt.
Police also took 124 theft reports from schools around the city.
There were 47 drug cases, both felonies and misdemeanors.
This list FOX13 News requested from police includes all calls to school campuses. It's important to note, this doesn't always mean a student or staff member is involved.
Some of these calls happened after school hours, and in some instances officers responded to people breaking into school property, or vandalism calls.
These statistics give us insight into what officers are dealing with day-to-day, but FOX13 News does not have any comparison to how many calls police responded to over the same time last year.