The Madison County Sheriff’s Office said a Hazel Green High student was taken into custody this morning after being found with a handgun.
According to authorities, school administrators and school resource officers earlier today received an anonymous tip that a student on campus had seen another student with a handgun.
The student, who was found with the weapon, was removed from the school without incident, the department said. There were no threats made against any staff or students.
“The safety and security of our students and staff will always be a top priority,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
“Our school district proactively takes measures to address these situations safely and expeditiously. Weapons of any kind are never permitted on our school campuses and there are serious consequences for students who are found in possession of a weapon.”