8th grader in custody after gun found in backpack

8th grader in custody after gun found in backpack
(Source: Raycom Media)

(WAFF) - Whew it's Friday, Margo Gray here with your morning headlines.

I'm pretty sure some parents in Lincoln County are shaking their heads this morning. After the news broke about an 8th grader bringing a gun to school. I'll tell you which school at 5:00 a.m.

A mother is outraged over something else that happened at another school. The WAFF newsroom blew up with emails and facebook messages about a kindergartner being forced to stay in soiled clothes at Brooks Elementary in Lauderdale County. We will break this story down and what the mother plans to do also at 5:00 & 6:00 this morning.

Imagine a mass release of Alabama prisoners. Yeah, I don't want to either but it could become a reality if lawmakers end up making sweeping cuts to the Alabama Pardons and Paroles. With all this budget cut talk and a standoff with Governor Bentley and his tax proposal who knows what will happen. We'll still tell you what the worse case scenario could be.

Our Muriel Bailey will to you about a basketball game planned to honor a Madison County High senior who died in a car crash last week. Interested in joining in, she'll have all the info at 5:00 & 6:00.

In April, you know there's always a chance an outdoor event may get rained out and there's plenty events planned this weekend so you really need to check the WAFF 48 weather App before you head out to them. Tonight is the kick off the Panoply Arts Festival in Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville. There's even more going on this weekend so tune in at 5:30 & 6:30 for a list of the events.

It's also 'Pig in a Blanket Day' & 'Teach Your Child to Save Day.' I'll see you starting at 4:30 a.m.