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Gun found at middle school dance, student arrested

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A student reported to school leaders and resource officers at the Freedom Middle School eighth-grade dance Friday night that another student had brought a gun to the event, according to Franklin Special School District officials.

In a statement, the school system said Williamson County Deputy Richard Cole arrested the student immediately without incident.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Department coordinated the student's arrest and subsequent transfer to juvenile detention, school officials said in the statement.

The school system said their zero tolerance policy applies to this case.

"The overriding message is that all of the components were in place and worked exactly the way they were intended through the School Resource Officer program. Our administrators, our faculty and staff, and most importantly, our students knew exactly what to do in this situation and we are so thankful today that we can say no one was physically harmed," said Director of Schools Dr. David Snowden.

School counselors will be available at Freedom Middle School on Monday for any student who needs their services.

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