Brookwood High School Locked Down After Student Brings Gun to Campus
Brookwood High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after administrators there discovered a student brought a gun to school, Tuscaloosa County School System officials have confirmed.
Superintendent Keri Johnson issued a statement shortly after 3 p.m. saying the school implemented its lockdown procedures after staff was tipped off that a student there had a firearm.
The superintendent said the student and the gun were both secured quickly, and that law enforcement is investigating the incident.
All students are safe, she said, and no one was injured. Normal dismal procedures were underway Wednesday afternoon, and more details will be made available soon.
Stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for additional information as it is released by TCSS and the sheriff's office.
UPDATE, 4:30 P.M.: A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said they were called to the high school around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday. She said a juvenile suspect is in custody but did not identify them. Alabama law limits what law enforcement agencies can say about minors accused of crimes and more information on the incident will likely be limited.
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