NEW DETAILS: Lincoln County 8th grader banned from Unity School for rest of year after handgun incident

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – Friday, administrators at Unity School in Lincoln County released more details about an incident involving a student bringing a gun to school.

An eighth grader was found with a handgun on Thursday afternoon.  The .45 caliber Glock was in the student’s backpack, and was unloaded.

Administrators say another student alerted a teacher, who removed students from class. The student with the gun was searched and the school called law enforcement, who arrested the student without incident.

The eighth grader will not be allowed back at Unity School for the rest of the year, school administrators say.

Administrators say the student did not make any verbal threats to other students, but they couldn’t rule out any digital threats yet.

The student is scheduled to have a court hearing in Lincoln County on Monday.