Nashville, TENNESSEE – A 17-year-old Glencliff High School senior is charged with carrying a gun on school property after a student tip to a School Resource officer during lunch.

The teen was reportedly showing the loaded nine-millimeter semi-automatic pistol to another student in the cafeteria.

Officers approached him and located the handgun in his waistband.

He was taken into custody without incident.

He claimed another student gave him the gun outside of school and that he needed it for protection.