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3 students charged after gun found in vehicle at Brew Tech

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The Montgomery Police Department says it's bringing charges against three students after a gun was found inside a vehicle in the parking lot of Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School Friday morning. The charge will be possession of a pistol without a permit.

Police took a 16-year-old student into custody, according to the Montgomery Public School System district officials who said he will be proposed for expulsion. School officials also said two other students were in the vehicle and will be disciplined.

“We are focused on creating a safe learning environment,” said MPS Chief Education Officer Reginald Eggleston in a statement. “We will not allow students to disrupt our classrooms, and we certainly will not allow weapons in our schools or on our campuses.”

“I was told the student said the gun was his father’s and he left it in the car. However it was on our campus, and the student and his friends were seen with the weapon in the parking lot. Parents have to take responsibility for ensuring weapons are kept away from children," Eggleston said.

The weapon was never brought into the school, according to MPS.

Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey confirmed a $500 reward will be paid out to a student for coming forward with information that led to the confiscation of the weapon. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and Central Alabama CrimeStoppers will be continuing a Gun Deterrent Initiative designed to keep illegal guns off school grounds for the 2017-2018 school year.

It started last year and offers $500.00 rewards for any tips about a gun on school grounds, including after school sanctioned events.

This year in Montgomery County only, a new gun reward is taking things a step further to cut down on incidents off school property.

In an effort to reduce the number of gun-related crimes being committed in Montgomery County by juveniles, District Attorney Daryl Bailey, Sheriff Derrick Cunningham, Montgomery Police Chief Ernest Finley, the City of Montgomery, Montgomery County Commission, the Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) and Central Alabama CrimeStoppers launched a new "Gun Reward Initiative."

A $300 reward will be issued to anyone who provides information regarding a juvenile under the age of 18 that is in illegal possession of a firearm, and that firearm is found and seized by law enforcement. 

If you have information about a gun in a teenager’s possession, call 911 or 215-STOP.

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