GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A Guntersville student is expelled after he brought a pellet gun to school.
Officials aren’t releasing the name of the student, but they did tell WHNT News 19 he’s a seventh grader at Guntersville Middle School. They say their decision to expell him stemmed from several different instances.
Guntersville City School superintendent Dr. Dale Edwards says this all started just over a week ago when the seventh grader brought the pellet gun in his backpack. He says the student was bragging to other students that he had it, and then the situation took a different turn. “He had made some threats to some other students and also to some administrators at the school so we took that very seriously,” Edwards says.
Edwards says the student was telling his peers if they told teachers he would ‘take care of them.’ Edwards says the student brought the gun from home, but he says his mother told school officials she doesn’t know how he got it. “That young man was brought before the Board of Education for a hearing last Monday night,” Edwards says.
The student is expelled for one year from Guntersville schools. School board members say they’re wokring with the Juvenile Probation Office to determine the student’s future in the school system.