South Gibson HS student charged with having BB gun, drugs on school property
GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — A student at South Gibson County High School in Medina is facing charges after deputies find a BB pistol and Adderall pills in his car.
Caleb Butler, 18, is charged with possession of a weapon on school property and possession of schedule II with intent to sell in a drug-free school zone, according to a release from the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office.
A deputy working as a school resource officer at the school in Medina saw what appeared to be a handgun between the driver’s seat and center console of Butler’s car in the student parking lot.
During a search of the car, deputies determined the gun was in fact a BB pistol that looked like a real handgun, according to the release.
Sheriff Paul Thomas sent WBBJ a photo of the BB pistol along with a deputy’s handgun to show the similarity.
The officers also found a plastic bag containing Adderall tablets in the center console, according to the release. Butler told officers he did not have a prescription for the drug.
Butler is free on a $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Humboldt General Sessions Court.