School Leaders, Deputies Investigate Threat Of Gun At Madison County High School

Posted on: 11:30 am, February 4, 2013, by , updated on: 02:19pm, February 4, 2013

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GURLEY, Ala. (WHNT) – Several Madison County Sheriff’s deputies were present at Madison County High School on Monday, prompting many people to call WHNT News 19 to ask why.

WHNT News 19 called the Madison County Board of Education and spoke with Geraldine Tibbs, Director of Public Relations and Communications.  Tibbs said the deputies are investigating rumors a student was going to bring a gun to school today. 

Tibbs said school officials are involved in the investigation, and at this point, Tibbs said there is no evidence of the threat.

Deputies are on duty at the school as students go about their regular schedule.

“Parents can be assured that safety is our number one priority and we are taking every precaution to see that their children are safely educated,” Tibbs said.