Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:16:48 GMT
A Grammy-winning R&B power house has canceled her stop in Nashville one night before the scheduled performance. Mary J. Blige's "Liberation Tour" was set to make a stop at Municipal Auditorium on Wednesday. RightMore >>
A Grammy-winning R&B powerhouse has canceled her stop in Nashville one night before the scheduled performance. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:51 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:51:58 GMT
Clarksville's downtown has a whole new sound. "I don't know where I'm at sometimes," said trumpet soloist and singer Ron Michaels. "I'm just listening. I'm playing, and I see colors with music." MichaelsMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:40 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:40:39 GMT
The parents of a boy who died last summer after being left alone in a hot car for hours are speaking out, hoping their story will prevent another tragedy. Joel Gray died when his mom thought he had beenMore >>
The parents of a boy who died last summer after being left alone in a hot car for hours are speaking out, hoping their story will prevent another tragedy.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:28:27 GMT
A 6-year-old girl who was badly bitten by her family's dog is back home from the hospital after several surgeries to repair the damage to her head. Now, Madison Mason said she wants to thank the peopleMore >>
A 6-year-old girl who was badly bitten by her family's dog is back home from the hospital after several surgeries to repair the damage to her head.More >>
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
When a Stratford High School student was arrested Thursday after a loaded gun was found on campus, it was the 11th gun found at a Metro school so far this school year.
At this point last year, the number of guns found at schools was six, and the year before it was seven.
While the number of weapons found is up, district leaders say overall their security strategy is working.
"When you have children under 16 or 17 years of age able to access a weapon, the availability of weapons for juveniles is just too easy. Just too convenient," said Tony Majors, Metro assistant superintendent of student services.
Majors said the district's current security plan is effective and says security upgrades are happening, which parents and students can see.
"You'll notice the upgrade to the security systems. You will notice more adults asking you questions about your purpose of being on school grounds. You'll see improved procedure, documenting who's entering their building," Majors said. "I'm not going to tell you that we're going to put stationary metal detectors in every school. That is not on Metro schools' radar right now."
Despite more guns found in schools, the district said gang involvement in Metro schools is down. Two years ago, more than 130 students got in trouble for gang-related activity. That number dropped last year, and the district is on track to see its average number nearly cut in half this year.
"I think that can be attributed to administrators and teachers recognizing the early signs of gang activity - having the conversation with the student, but also having the conversation with the parent," Majors said.
New data also shows suspensions, expulsions and the number of students sent to alternative school trending down.
School leaders say it has a lot to do with administrators better utilizing in-house disciplinary practice and better communicating with parents.
Drug offenses remain high in Metro schools, but the number of truancy cases has been cut in half compared to the last two years. School leaders say that drop can be attributed to aggressive work between support teams, including social workers, administrators and police.
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:54 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:54:33 GMT
A man that has been previously arrested for exposing himself in public is facing more charges. On Monday night, Metro police arrested Aquiles Rojas, 19, after a 14-year-old victim identified him last weekMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:21 AM EDT2013-06-18 11:21:55 GMT
Investigators have made an arrest in connection with an underage prostitution business. Police responded to an ad for an escort service, which led them to Room 421 at the La Quinta Inn on Atrium Way inMore >>
Investigators have made an arrest in connection with an underage prostitution business.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:54:23 GMT
A woman who was fired from a West End yogurt shop is accused of harassing her former supervisor. The incident occurred between a former employer and supervisor at Pinkberry. Police said the PinkberryMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-06-18 11:22:35 GMT
Two Jack in the Box employees were hurt in a south Nashville robbery. Police said a man and women were assaulted by a robber with a handgun at a Jack in the Box on Capital Funds Court. Investigators saidMore >>
Two Jack in the Box employees were hurt in a south Nashville robbery.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:40 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:40:14 GMT
Franklin police are searching for a man and a woman in connection with an unsolved car burglary. Earlier this month, a wallet was stolen from an unlocked car on Carothers Parkway. Police said theMore >>
Franklin police are searching for a man and a woman in connection with an unsolved car burglary.More >>