Two students were detained by police Wednesday after bringing weapons to school.

Corinth School District Superintendent Lee Childress said middle school administrators received a report that a student was in possession of a weapon. He said the student fled campus following the arrival of Corinth police officers. The student was later detained by police and the weapon was recovered.

A second student was also later discovered on the middle school campus with an weapon. It was school administrators however who detained the second student and recovered the weapon.

Corinth police took both students into custody on Wednesday and they were held for questioning.

“Corinth Middle School staff, administrators and the Corinth Police Department are to be commended for their prompt and professional response,” said Childress. “The school district is committed to providing safe and orderly schools for all of our children.”

The Corinth Police Department is in charge of the investigation.

Childress said officers continued to have a strong presence not only at the middle school campus but also the high school and elementary school campus throughout the day.

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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