UPDATE: Student arrested after having firearm found in backpack at Davidson

Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 3:10 PM CDT
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UPDATE: The 15-year-old who had a firearm found in his backpack at Davidson High School has surrendered to police and been taken to Strickland Youth Center, according to MPD.

Authorities said he will be charged with certain persons forbidden and receiving stolen property.

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A firearm was found today in the backpack of a 15-year-old student at Davidson High School, according to MPD.

Police said they were dispatched to the school at 11:00 a.m. after an administrator called and said a firearm was discovered in a students backpack during a routine backpack search.

MPD said that it is important to note the student was never in physical possession of the firearm.

The student fled the scene and has not yet been arrested, according to authorities.

Officials said the school did not go into lockdown and nobody was in danger.

The investigation is ongoing, according to police