Teen brings loaded gun to school, planned to kill many people, deputies say

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CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A guidance counselor at a Cheatham County middle school is being hailed a hero by the sheriff after she singlehandedly convinced a student who brought a gun to school to give up the weapon.

It happened Wednesday at Sycamore Middle School. According to Sheriff Mike Breedlove, the 14-year-old approached guidance counselor Molly Hudgens after first period.

Guidance councelor Molly Hudgins is being hailed as a hero after talking student into giving up the gun
Guidance counselor Molly Hudgins is being hailed as a hero after talking student into giving up the gun

During the course of the conversation, the teen said he was having some “issues.” Hudgins then asked him if he had a gun based off statements he had made.

He responded yes, and said that he was going to kill some teachers and a police officer, adding she would be the only person to talk him out of it.

Hudgins then spoke with the teen for 45 minutes, ultimately diffusing the situation.

“She was able to diffuse the whole situation before we even knew what was going on,” Sheriff Breedlove said.

No one was injured in the incident. Authorities said the student did not make any threats towards any classmates and it does not appear that he was bullied.

The teen, whose identity has not been released, was taken into custody.

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