Alabama high school student removed from campus after being found with gun, sheriff says

Published 1:20 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2022

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office reports that an Alabama high school student was removed from school after they were found with a handgun on campus.

Below is the report from the sheriff:

Earlier today, Hazel Green High School Administrators and MCSO School Resource Officers were made aware of a security concern at Hazel Green High School. School officials received an anonymous tip that a student on campus had witnessed another student with a handgun in their possession. School Resource Officers immediately put together a safety plan at which time the student was found in possession of a handgun. There were no threats made against any staff or students members. The student was immediately removed from the school without incident.

The safety and security of our students and staff will always be a top priority. Our school district proactively takes measures to address these situations safely and expeditiously. Weapons of any kind are never permitted on our school campuses and there are serious consequences for students who are found in possession of a weapon.

We are thankful to our SROs and School Administrators for their quick actions today.