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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Murfreesboro residents are reporting damage to homes and cars following a pair of shots fired incidents.

Monday morning 68-year-old S. Bilbro resident Sarah J. Ogelsby called police to report that the passenger side window of her car had been shot out. A bullet fragment was found on the vehicle’s back seat.

Ogelsby told police she’d heard a shot fired in front of her home Sunday night.

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — If you see a gun in school, tell a teacher. That's what happened at an elementary in Tennessee, and no one was hurt after police say a 7-year-old boy carried a loaded gun in his backpack.

The Tennessean reports ( ) that Westside Elementary School in Springfield, Tennessee went on lockdown Thursday morning after the boy showed the gun to another student. That student told the teacher, who contacted school administrators, who called police.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University says Guangxi (GWAHNG'-she) University in China will send 260 students to study at the Murfreesboro University for two years.

The plan was announced two years ago, but the goal was 140 students. Guangxi University President Zhao Yanlin said in a news release from MTSU that MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee's visits to Guangxi encouraged the increase.

Guangxi students will spend two years in Murfreesboro to finish their undergraduate studies and earn a master's degree.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor Megan Berry has appointed a transgender woman to the Metro Human Relations Commission — an apparent first for Tennessee.

Media outlets report that Nashville's Metro Council on Tuesday confirmed all 20 of Barry's board nominations, including voting unanimously to appoint Dr. Marisa Richmond to the Metro Human Relations Commission.

The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition says Richmond is the first transgender person in the state's history to be named to a local government board or commission.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Murfreesboro woman is facing child neglect charges after her toddlers were found wandering a parking lot by themselves.

Media outlets report that residents found the 3-year-old girl and 1-year-old boy in the lot Sunday and called police.

Detective Tommy Roberts says both children were wearing only night shirts and diapers. Both had cuts and bruises.