Sheriff: DeKalb County student admits to bringing gun to school

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said a student admitted to bringing a gun to Ruhama School last week.

The student is over 12, and the case has been turned over to juvenile probation and the school board.

No one was injured.  DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said someone learned of this on November 12, and brought it to the attention of the school resource officer, Mary Waters.  Waters and the school administrators searched the school and did not find anything, but questioned the student, who admitted to bringing the gun to school one day last week.

“I have been in contact with Superintendent Hugh Taylor and this is an ongoing investigation that is being handled within his office and ours. Ruhama staff and SRO Waters did an outstanding job after receiving the information. We are pleased that no one was injured during this situation. All of our SRO’s do an outstanding job and we are fortunate to have them at all of our schools,” said Sheriff Jimmy Harris.

No more information will be released, Harris said.