MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile Police are investigating an eighth grader at Mae Eanes Middle School who allegedly took a gun to school.
Police officers were back on the campus of Mae Eanes Middle School Wednesday, September 18 following an incident that happened Tuesday.
School Officials said an eighth grader brought a gun to the school, and was seen burying the weapon outside the school building.
"I believe this was a 22 Glock," Nancy Pierce said.
School system spokesperson Nancy Pierce said the students who saw the boy with the gun told school administrators who recovered the weapon.
"He has been suspended definitely; and with a gun violation, it's recommended for expulsion” Pierce explained.
The parents we talked with said they found out about the incident from their children.
"I feel concerned like all parents do. So there should be some way of checking the kids, or checking parents or whoever comes in the building," Nate Jones said.
Another eighth grader at the school said she was questioned about the incident by police on Wednesday.
"They stopped me today and asked me did I know something about it, and I told them I didn't have no clue about it," the student said.
The student and student’s mother said police made the student write a statement.
"Yes, they made me write a statement. And in my statement, I said I don't know what went on,” said the student.
School officials said the weapon was not loaded. Both the gun and the student were turned over to Mobile Police.
Police said so far no criminal charges had been filed in connection with the incident.
The school board will vote on whether the student should be expelled from the system.
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