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Huntsville PD: Student arrested, accused of taking a broken gun to school

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. --  Huntsville Police confirmed a student was arrested today at Highlands Elementary School for taking a broken gun to school. This, after the school was placed on "secure perimeter" Thursday afternoon.

The school system received a tip about a weapons threat and got law enforcement involved.

The investigation revealed a student took a broken gun with a missing chamber to school in his backpack. School officials say that student will be punished in accordance to district guidelines.

Huntsville City Schools Security and Huntsville Police cleared the school quickly. Huntsville City Schools say their safety procedures require them to treat all threats as if they are serious.