Student in custody after gun found at Hazel Green High School

Student in custody after gun found at Hazel Green High School

HAZEL GREEN, AL (WAFF) - For the second time in six days, the Madison County Sheriff's Office has taken a student into custody after finding a gun at the school.

Someone reported a student with a gun in a backpack at the school. The school resource officer and administrators found the student and took possession of the gun. Sheriff's deputies took the student into custody.

A sheriff's office spokesman said the 17-year-old student was charged with certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm.

School officials sent the following email to parents.

"It was reported to school administration at Hazel Green High School that a student brought a weapon to school in their backpack.

The first incident happened on October 19. A school resource officer found an unloaded gun in a student's backpack. That student is charged with certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm.

These two incidents are unrelated.

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