A Hillsboro High School senior was arrested Friday morning on gun charges after allegedly pointing a pistol at two other students from his car as school dismissed Wednesday.
Monday was the first day of the new school year for students in Metro Nashville Public Schools. Hillsboro High is located in Green Hills.
The two victims told school resource officers about the incident Thursday afternoon, according to a news release from the Metro Nashville Police Department.
Friday morning, an officer waited in the school parking lot for the 17-year-old to arrive. As the student got out of his car, the officer took him into custody. A loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol was found during a search of the student’s car concealed under the dashboard.
The 17-year-old was taken to juvenile detention. He was charged with aggravated assault and unlawful gun possession.