Alabama teen arrested after police say he brought a gun to high school

Published 2:39 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2024

An Alabama teen was arrested Wednesday after police say he was found to have a gun in his vehicle at a high school.

Opelika Police School Resource Officers received information regarding a possible firearm being inside a vehicle in the parking lot of Opelika High School, located at 1700 Lafayette Parkway.

Sgt. Jonathon Glover conducted an open-air search with his firearm detection canine, Gunner, who alerted on a Honda located in the parking lot.

Officers then conducted a probable cause search where they located a firearm within plain view inside the vehicle.

Police said 18-year-old Dezi Yelder was taken into custody and charged with Possession of a Firearm in Certain Places and Possession of Marijuana, Second Degree.

This case remains under investigation by the Opelika Police Department.

If you have any information, please contact the Opelika Police Department at (334) 705-5200 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665. Tips can be submitted through our Opelika Police Mobile App. You may wish to remain anonymous.