2 students in custody after weapon confiscated at Priceville HS

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PRICEVILLE, Ala. – Two students are in law enforcement custody after a gun was brought to Priceville High School.

Morgan County Schools Superintendent Robert Elliott, Jr. confirms Priceville High School was placed on lockdown for some time around 9 am Thursday. He says there was an “incident” and the school administration confiscated a weapon from a student.

The student who had the weapon is in Priceville Police Department custody.

A release from the school system says the administration doesn’t know of any threats toward students or staff.

Investigators determined that a 9th grade student brought a small hand gun to school to trade with another student for tobacco products. It was determined that neither student had any intention on causing harm to anyone at the school.

The police department cleared the school to lift the lockdown.

Eilliott reminded everyone that reports of anything that might compromise student safety are taken very seriously and law enforcement is notified immediately.

According to Priceville Police Department Chief R. Williams, the investigations is ongoing and both students will be referred to the Morgan County Juvenile Court Division.

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