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Unloaded .22 caliber revolver and ammunition found inside a Fairley High student's backpack (courtesy Shelby County Sheriff's Office) Unloaded .22 caliber revolver and ammunition found inside a Fairley High student's backpack (courtesy Shelby County Sheriff's Office)
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SOUTH MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

A Fairley High School student was taken to Shelby County Juvenile Court after Shelby County Sheriff's deputies found an unloaded gun and ammunition inside the student's backpack.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, deputies assigned to Fairly High School received a tip Tuesday morning that a student was in possession of a handgun on campus.

DOWNLOAD: Read letter sent home to Fairley High parents, guardians

Deputies located a 16-year-old who was suspected to have a handgun on his possession and after inspection of the student's backpack, an unloaded .22 caliber revolver was found in a backpack as well as .22 caliber ammunition.

In a letter sent home to parents and guardians, Fairley High Principal Brenda Thompson said there "was no actual incident involving the weapon and, our students and staff were able to continue the school day."

Deputies took the 16-year-old to juvenile court and charged him with Carrying Weapon on School Property.

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