MASS SHOOTING THWARTED: Officer Shoots Former Student That Tried Entering Memphis School With Gun


MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE — A former student, armed with a gun, attempted to forcefully enter the Margolin Hebrew Academy/Feinstone Yeshiva, a Jewish school in Memphis, but was thwarted by effective security measures.

The assailant, identified as Jewish, encountered a contract worker outside the school, leading to a confrontation. He fired four shots in total, two during the dispute and two more while fleeing. The Memphis Police Department (MPD), promptly alerted, received a picture and vehicle description of the gunman from the school.

Within approximately ten minutes, officers stopped the man near Berclair on McCory Street. Upon exiting his red pick-up truck with a gun, he was shot by a police officer and subsequently rushed to the hospital in critical condition. No injuries were reported at the school.

Interim Superintendent of MSCS, Toni Williams, praised the academy for its “heroic” alertness and reinforced the commitment to student and staff safety. The suspect’s identity will be confirmed post-charge, according to MPD.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is examining the police-involved shooting.

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