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Student arrested after gun found in bag

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Police in Bayou La Batre arrested an eighth-grade student who they say brought a loaded gun and knife to school.

Mobile County schools spokeswoman Nancy Pierce tells al.com (http://bit.ly/RHJxOX) school officials found a 25-caliber, semi-automatic pistol and a knife in the 13-year-old's bag in a locker room in the gym.

Police Chief Clifton Adams says the Alba Middle School student got the gun from a shed behind his parents' house. The boy told police he was being bullied and brought the gun to school to protect himself.

Police are not identifying the boy because he is a minor. He faces misdemeanor charges of carrying a concealed weapon and having a pistol without a permit. Pierce says the boy has also been suspended.

 

Information from: Press-Register, http://www.al.com/press-register/

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