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Guntersville student faces charges for bringing pellet gun to school

Superintendent Dale Edwards said the student showed a pellet handgun to other students. Superintendent Dale Edwards said the student showed a pellet handgun to other students.
GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Guntersville school leaders suspended a middle school student for a year. He is accused of making threats and bringing a pellet gun to school.

Unlike many pellet guns that look like a small rifle, school officials said the one brought to campus looked like a real handgun. They also said there were valid concerns the young man planned to use it.

The incident happened Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Guntersville Middle School. School officials said the seventh grader showed the weapon to other students. One student told a teacher, and the student was confronted. The weapon was found in a book bag.

Superintendent Dr. Dale Edwards said the student made threats against other students as well as administrators. Juvenile authorities got involved and he was released to his mother. Dr. Edwards said this is not his first brush with bad behavior, so the board took immediate action.

"We take each of these situations as a matter of great concern and we don't want any type of that behavior to take place in schools," said Dr. Edwards.

Dr. Edwards said the young boy will have a court hearing on Monday.

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